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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Japanese aralia castor oil plant
fatsi fig-leaf palm glossy-leaved paper plant
Aralia japonica Aralia sieboldii de Vriese
Aralia sieboldii K. Koch
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
F. japonica is a medium-sized evergreen shrub of open, spreading habit, with palmately-lobed leaves to 45cm in width and small white flowers in globose clusters. Fruits small, black
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 West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows best in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade; can tolerate full shade
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Low Maintenance
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 9
Pests Can get scale insects, thrips and mealybugs
May be affected by a leaf spot
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