Caster Oil Plant Fatsia japonica Spiders Web Caster Oil Plant Fatsia japonica Spiders Web
Caster Oil Plant Fatsia japonica Spiders Web
Caster Oil Plant Fatsia japonica Spiders Web

Caster Oil Plant Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web'

If you're looking for something unusual that will bring year-long colour to your garden, then Fatsia japonica is your go-to plant.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Shade
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • Striking, frosted leaves that will bring evergreen colour to your garden, all year long
  • Also known as the Japanese aralia or castor oil plant it's easy to grow and maintain
  • A great plant for difficult shady areas where other plants struggle
  • Perfect in a pot on your decking or terrace
  • Supplied as an established plant in 3L pot ready for planting straight out
3L Pot - Item: 510910
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Product Description

A uniquely spectacular evergreen shrub, Fatsia japonica 'Spiders Web' produces impressive, serrated glossy-green leaves that are highlighted with a frosted lacework of light webbing giving interest in any season.

Also known as the Japanese aralia or castor oil plant, mature Fatsia plants will go on to produce exotic umbrellas of creamy white flowers, followed by attractive deep purple, almost black berries.

Definitely a plant for any gardeners, whether novice or seasoned pro, f. japonica will grow well in any garden and is a great plant for difficult shady areas where other plants struggle - in fact they perform best in light, dappled shade, making a glossy backdrop to other plants with their amazing palmate leaves.

Compact enough to fit in a large pot on the patio where its architectural shape makes a dramatic, tropical feature, plants really need very little attention to give you amazing results especially if you're time strapped.

Supplied as an established plant in 3L pot ready for planting straight out into the garden, grows to 2.5m, flowers September - October.

What Is Supplied

Item 510910 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in 3L pot ready for planting straight out into the garden. Grows to 2.5m, flowers September to October.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Use 'Spider's Web' fatsia to lighten shady areas of the garden.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Fatsia japonica 'Spiders Web':

  • Shrub roots generally tend to spread out rather than down, so dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill one the shrub is in place.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling) and firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc

 

Aftercare advice for your Fatsia plant:

  • Best in dappled shade where it will bring an almost tropical look to beds and borders.
  • Not fussy with soil type and in fact is happiest in heavy clay.
  • Protect plants from cold, drying winds.
  • Older leaves may turn yellow and then brown - just trim them off leaving a 1in stub which quickly falls off.
  • Leaves will blacken in extreme cold (-4°C or below) but miraculously the plant will quickly recover as the temperature rises - any damaged foliage can then be cut back.

 

Pruning Advice for your Castor oil plant:

  • Prune lightly in mid to late spring, trimming back any shoots that spoil its shape.
  • Older plants will tolerate rough treatment and the odd hack back is soon forgotten with a burst of new growth.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
250cm
250cm
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Caster Oil Plant Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web'
Caster Oil Plant Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web'
3L Pot
Item: 510910
RRP £14.99
Deal Price £9.99
Save: £5.00 - 33%