Fatsia japonica
Common name: 
Japanese Fatsia
Japanese Aralia
Pronunciation: 
FAT-see-a ja-PON-i-ka
Family: 
Araliaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 6-8(10) ft, [1.8-2.4(3) m] generally rounded.  Leaves alternate, large, usually 15-35 cm across, simple, with palmate shape, 7-9 serrate lobes, leathery, lustrous dark green.   Flowers white, in large terminal clusters (umbels), 4 cm diam., flower stalk white; blooms in late fall.  Fruit fleshy, black, 8 mm diam. (drupe).
  • Full shade preferable.  Best in moist, acid, high in organic matter soils, but tolerates light-sandy and heavy-clay soils.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (7) 8     Native to Japan
  • Variegated cultivar are available, including 'Variegata' and 'Spider's Web'.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: north side Milam Hall.
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