Fatsia Japonica

{ Glossy-leaf paper plant; Fatsi; Paperplant; Japanese aralia }


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About Fats

Fats is what gardeners call 'a real doer'. Practically bombproof, happy in most locations and with a beautiful habit, he's a great plant for urban or novice gardeners.


An evergreen shrub that can grow up to 2 metres tall. He's happy in most soils and sites and will blossom beautiful dandelion-like clusters of white flowers in Autumn.

Current height including plastic pot: 60-80cm 


Fats is very popular in tricky sites, where little else works. He most enjoys a south- or east-facing site, but is content in most spots that benefit from the occasional shade and shelter.


Fats is not the biggest fan of harsh easterly winds so keep him sheltered if your urban garden is affected by these.

Looking after this plant

Fats doesn't require pruning but if you need to cut him back to make space he'll perfectly tolerate being cut right back. If he's to be planted in one of our 40cm pots, he'll need one of these 50L bags of multi-purpose compost

Living with pets and children