Japanese aralia, castor oil plant
The Japanese Aralia is a low maintenance, striking evergreen shrub with a notably tropical feel.
Fatsia japonica features iconic lobed leaves, and produces pleasing white flowers and black berries in autumn.
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Fatsia japonica is native to southern Japan and southern Korea, where it grows in coastal woodlands.
The name Fatsia comes from an approximation of the Japanese word for ‘eight’, which makes reference to its iconic 8 lobed leaves.
Care & Size Guidance
Fatsia japonica has particularly low maintenance requirements. It’s easy to care for planted in either full sun or part shade, and prefers a somewhat sheltered location.