Fatsia polycarpa ‘Green Fingers’
aralia Green Fingers
Only recently having become available, this is an exciting evergreen foliage plant that will do well in a sheltered garden.
Fatsia polycarpa ‘Green Fingers’ has attractive leaves that are palm like, with narrow ‘fingers’ which add to the tropical effect. For best effect it should sheltered by a wall, a fence or a hedge and is excellent combined with other plants.
Fatsia (Araliaceae) occurs in mountainous areas of Taiwan where it grows in open forest, only to about 6 or 7m tall. Its lobed leaves seen from underneath present attractive silhouettes against blue skies. The nomenclature for Fatsia is somewhat muddy, with various authors placing it in differing families over the decades.
In the UK garden it also makes for a perfect choice for pot or planter on the patio, so long as it is moved to a protected spot over winter.
Care & Size Guidance
Fatsia polycarpa demands minimum care once established. it largely looks after itself, requiring only an occasional watering in very warm or dry weather. Old leaves can be removed or left on to abscise naturally.
In spring it produces umbels of creamy white flowers and thereafter, small, round, black fruits.