Friday, June 1, 2012

Japanese Aralia | Fatsia Japonica


Gardening in Shade

a Tropical look

A native of Japan, Fatsia japonica suits the Asian-inspired style of many modernist homes, making a bold foliage plant for the shade. Fatsia is a familiar houseplant that has made a transition to the outdoor landscape in warmer zones. The variegated leaves of ‘Aurea’ and ‘Variegata’ create a bright spot in shady gardens. The lace-doily leaves of ‘Manchu Fan’ are intricately lobed and nearly circular.

Fatsia japonica is from the Araliaceae Family (Aralia family)
This is grown as an ornamental, for its large eight lobed, palmate foliage.

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