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Tropical Appeal in a Versatile Evergreen

Japanese Aralia, also known as Paper Plant or Fatsia Japonica, is a broadleaf, evergreen shrub with ornamental features. Plant several for a lush hedge, or plant just one as a accent in your side yard. These even do well as houseplants or as container plants your patio or front porch.

Deeply lobed, dark green foliage is the mainstay of this impressive plant. Each leaf grows up to 16 inches wide! The large leaves are leathery with a high gloss and a lush tropical appeal that is sure to draw the eye of every passerby.

The glossy sheen is particularly adept at picking up the light, so you’re sure to enjoy it’s affect in the afternoon sun or moonlight. Your Japanese Aralia's lovely countenance is further enhanced in autumn when flowers appear, each tiny ball of creamy blossoms held aloft on a thin stem.

As the season progresses, the delicate blooms are replaced by obsidian berries, a further decorative feature, and a tasty treat for your feathered friends to enjoy during the colder months.

Your Japanese Aralia will grow 5 to 8 feet tall. It has a spreading nature and can be grown as a shrub or tree, depending upon pruning (which will determine its height). Fatsia Japonica has a hardy nature, is tolerant of shade and even does well indoors (either as a plant or cut for floral arrangements).

It’s easy to see why the Fatsia Japonica as long been a favorite among gardeners. A commonly used plant, it seems to draw the eye no matter where it is placed, and will likewise make a decorative statement in your home this year.

* Evergreen
* Adaptive to a variety of soils
* Great in containers
* Fall interest
* Wildlife interest
* Hardy
* Tolerates heavy shade
* Great for floral arrangements


Fatsia Japonica Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-11
Growing Zones 8-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Fatsia japonica
Foliage Green
Mature Height 5 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 8 feet
Soil Type Widely adaptable
Moisture Moist
Sun Exposure Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color N/A
Fall Color Evergreen