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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
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, Indoor plant, Mixed shrub border, Specimen plant, Winter interest
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate, Spiraled
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Leathery, Palmate venation
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Oblong, Other
Apices: Acute
Bases: Auriculate, Cordate
Margins: Cleft (parted), Serrulate, Sinuate, Undulate (wavy)

Inflorescence Type: Umbel
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Oct, Nov, Dec
Additional Info: Umbels arranged in a raceme; petals reflexed

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Black
Fruiting Time: Apr, May, Jun
Additional Info: Showy

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

Propagation: Seed, Greenwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings, Layering
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Abiotic disorder, Fungal leaf spot, Heteroptera - true bugs, Mites, Mold, Scale insects, ( Disease resistant, Rabbit resistant )
Specific Pests: Psyllids, Sooty mold following psyllids. Shoot die-back due to cold winter.
(NCA) Not Currently Available : needed
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