Fatsia, Glossy Paper Plant
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Fatsia, Glossy Paper Plant

Fatsia, Glossy Paper Plant

$63
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  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Fatsia japonica

 

Fatsia japonica (also known as Japanese aralia, Aralia japonica, or Paper Plant) looks like it belongs in a Jurassic jungle with its wide, deeply-lobed glossy green leaves and bold tropical structure. ‘Fatsi’ loosely translated is Japanese for ‘eight’, referring to the eight lobes present in each leaf. This shade lover is prized for its unusual structure, large mature size and unusual white globe-like flowers and black berries. This plant can reach heights of 10 feet and widths of 7 feet, so plan accordingly. Situate in a large shady protected site, as the leaves will brown if exposed to excessive sun or wind. Though its growing zone is 8-10, it does grow in zone 7 if planted against a sheltered warm wall or tucked in a corner. Use as a centerpiece, as an understory plant, or combine in a large shady setting with other unique shade plants like acanthus mollis, carex grass, or farfugium for a truly special landscape. Also makes an excellent houseplant for those in colder growing zones.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

Fatsia survives well in southern climtes, can grow near a warm structure in zone 7, and indoor in cooler climates.  I personally love the tropical looking foliage every time I go outside my front door.  We have one planted on each side of the porch as seen in the product photos.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 6'
Mature Width: 6'
Flower Season: Summer
Sun: Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 8 to 11
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Zone
Temp (C)
10 to 20
8
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
9
-6.7 to -1.1
30 to 40
10
-1.1 to 4.4
40 to 50
11
4.4 to 10.0
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