Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Is your Fatsia japonica flowering at it's normal time this year (2013)

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Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:50 am

My Fatsia japonica normally start to flower in October, but this year the buds are still not open. I'm thinking this is around 3 weeks later that usual. How are they for you? I'm trying to evaluate if the difference in timing is due to the very late/non existent spring, or if the mild October has delayed them.

This is only for standard Fatsia japonica, as other species/cultivars have different timings anyway.

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Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by karl66 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:58 am

Most of my standard fatsia are at about the same stage as your's dave, although I have a lovely size annelise which is catching up!. karl.

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Post by Kristen » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:29 am

Dave Brown wrote:I'm trying to evaluate if the difference in timing is due to the very late/non existent spring, or if the mild October has delayed them.
We had a cold Northerly wind for a few days in October, can't remember when except that it upset plants that I had at that end of the greenhouse because there was a broen pane of glass.

Expect you had that too, might that have "stalled" flowering do you think?

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Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:16 am

Kristen wrote:
Dave Brown wrote:I'm trying to evaluate if the difference in timing is due to the very late/non existent spring, or if the mild October has delayed them.
We had a cold Northerly wind for a few days in October, can't remember when except that it upset plants that I had at that end of the greenhouse because there was a broen pane of glass.

Expect you had that too, might that have "stalled" flowering do you think?
Yes, I got the cold snap as well.

Not sure if Autumn flowering plants are brought on by warmth. icon_scratch Could be mild has delayed them like the falling of leaves on trees, or again could be the whole plant was set back by lack of spring so was later to stop 'leafing' to produce flower buds.
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Post by Dave Brown » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:28 am

karl66 wrote:Most of my standard fatsia are at about the same stage as your's dave, although I have a lovely size annelise which is catching up!. karl.


I also have an Annelise, but is way too small to flower
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Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:48 am

Flowering as normal here, Annelise and spiders web also ready to flower.

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Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by Conifers » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:53 pm

Not flowering here yet.

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Post by Dave Brown » Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:10 pm

Conifers wrote:Not flowering here yet.
are they going to flower at all then, or is that normal for your area ?
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Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by Conifers » Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:38 pm

Dave Brown wrote:are they going to flower at all then,
Tell you when it's light tomorrow icon_sunny when I looked just before posting, it was still light enough to see it wasn't in flower, but not enough light to see if there were any buds.
Dave Brown wrote:or is that normal for your area ?
It doesn't flower every year, but does do so (or produce flower buds which get frost-killed!) in most years, I'd guess roughly 4 years out of 5. Typically in December, but in 2005 (a long, unusually warm autumn) it was in flower by mid November. Pic below from 15 Nov 2005. Since this autumn is also warm, maybe it'll be in flower in Nov this year too.
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Post by allangreenbean » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:11 pm

Fatsia japonica all look like the flowers are about to open.

Fatshedera lizei variegata flowers open on North facing front garden.

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Post by Nigel Fear » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:12 pm

I have a few mature Fatsia's in different parts of the garden, some with more developed flowers than others, I guess it's just normal behaviour Dave.

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Post by GREVILLE » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:10 pm

Later than usual for me. I reckon next week the first flowers will appear.

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Post by flounder » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:07 am

They're just opening which is normal for mine at this time of year

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Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by Conifers » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:29 am

The panicles are expanding but still some time yet before the flowers open. Roughly normal timing for here at the moment.

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Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by cordyman » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:18 pm

Moseri just come fully into flower and buds all open, taken this morning

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