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Scientific Name: Fatsia japonica
Pronunciation: FAT-see-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
Common Name: fatsia
Family Name: Araliaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Large evergreen shrub; leaves alternate, very large, leathery, lustrous dark green, serrate, and palmate with 7-9 very deep lobes.
Course(s): HORT 1155


Habit: Spreading, Stiffly upright
Form: Round, Vase
Texture: Very coarse
Mature Size:
Height:3 - 5m
Spread:3 - 4m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin:
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Indoor plant, Mixed shrub border, Specimen plant
Additional Info: Google Images
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Leaf Morphology:
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate, Spiraled
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Colour in Summer: Dark-green
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Oblong, Other
Apices: Acute
Bases: Auriculate, Cordate
Margins: Cleft (parted), Serrulate, Sinuate

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Panicle-like, Umbel
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Umbels arranged in a raceme.

 
Fruit Type: Drupe
Fruit Colour: Black
Fruiting Time: Mar, Apr, May
Additional Info: Showy

 
Bark Morphology: Prominent lenticels
Bark or Stem Colour: Green, Brown
  


Propagation: Seed, Greenwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings, Layering
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low
Pest Susceptibility: Disease resistant, Fungal leaf spot, Mites, Scale insects, Mold, Abiotic disorder, Heteroptera - true bugs, Rabbit resistant
Specific Pests: Psyllids, Sooty mold following psyllids. Shoot die-back due to cold winter.
 
Location(s):
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