Fatsia japonica, or castor oil plant, grows well in any garden and is a great plant for difficult shady areas where other plants struggle. A spectacular evergreen shrub with large serrated shiny green leaves which remain throughout the year. Mature plants will give exotic umbels of creamy white flowers followed by attractive purple berries.
It needs little attention to do well and thrives in the border and even likes heavy soil. Also a great plant for a large heavy pot.