|Fatsia japonica subsp. var.||Fatsi, Japanese Aralia|
It is an evergreen shrub growing to 3-6 m tall, with stout, sparsely branched stems. The leaves are spirally-arranged, large, 20-50 cm in width and on a petiole up to 50 cm long, leathery, palmately lobed, with 7-9 broad lobes, divided to half or two-thirds of the way to the base of the leaf; the lobes are edged with coarse, blunt teeth. The flowers are small, white, borne in dense terminal compound umbels in late autumn or early winter, followed by small black fruit.
It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant in warm temperate regions where winters do not fall below about -15°C.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Fatsia japonica, Decne. & Planch. (Aralia japonica, Thunb., not Hort.? A. Sieboldii, Hort.). Lvs. downy at first, finally shining green: fls. in umbels. Japan, China.—Abroad are cult, forms with white or golden margins and a form reticulated with gold markings. Var. Moseri, Hort., is regarded as an improved, more compact-growing variety which originated with Moser of Fontainebleau.CH
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
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