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Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' (Japanese Aralia)

Japanese Aralia 'Spider's Web'


Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' (Japanese Aralia) is a bushy, evergreen shrub prized for its lush foliage of broad, palmate, dark-green leaves heavily-speckled with white. The variegation changes with the seasons and as the plant ages. In the fall, terminal clusters of white flowers are on display. They give way to ornamental, glossy, black berries. A desirable evergreen shrub adding bold texture and drama to containers and mixed borders.

  • Grows up to 4-5 ft. tall (120-150 cm) and 3-4 ft. wide (90-120 cm).
  • A part shade to full shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, well-drained soils. Protect from cold drying winds.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant, for beds and borders or containers.
  • Low maintenance, this plant is generally disease free. Keep an eye out for scale insects and mealybugs.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • This evergreen shrub blooms on the previous or current year's growth. It needs little pruning. Prune lightly in mid to late spring, removing unsightly shoots as required.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 8 – 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 8 – 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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