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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
Japanese aralia 'Spider's Web'
Fatsia are evergreen shrubs with stout, sparsely branched stems bearing large, leathery, palmately lobed leaves and small white flowers in terminal compound umbels, followed by small black fruits
'Spider's Web' is a bushy, evergreen shrub growing to 2m tall. The dark-green leaves are heavily-speckled with white, particularly at the edges, but the white variegation can sometimes spread across the whole leaf. Terminal clusters of white flowers in autumn are followed by black berries
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows best in partial shade in moist but well-drained soil with protection from cold drying winds; can tolerate full shade. This cultivar is slower to establish and reach its ultimate height compared with the species and may also be less hardy, especially when young
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 9
Pests May be attacked by scale insects and mealybugs
Generally disease free
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Japanese aralia 'Spider's Web'
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