Shall I plant my fatsia japonica

jenniferholmes

Shall I plant my fatsia japonica

Post by jenniferholmes » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:33 pm

Hi

I'm new to this forum and wondered if someone can help me?

I have bought some bargain fatsia japonicas and I wondered if I can plant them in the ground or should I wait til spring?

If I wait til spring, how should I look after them over winter? X

fern Rob

Re: Shall I plant my fatsia japonica

Post by fern Rob » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:35 pm

It depends how big they are but I would plant them outside. They are relatively hardy plants, the roots will be protected in the ground rather than In the pots.

jenniferholmes

Re: Shall I plant my fatsia japonica

Post by jenniferholmes » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:59 pm

Ah thank you. They are small but I think they've been grown outside so seem like they'll be ok?

fern Rob

Re: Shall I plant my fatsia japonica

Post by fern Rob » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:18 pm

Fatsia leaves can look like they are going to die when hit by frost but they recover well. Sometimes the growing point will die but they re shoot in the spring.

jenniferholmes

Re: Shall I plant my fatsia japonica

Post by jenniferholmes » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:25 pm

What do you mean, a growing point?

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Re: Shall I plant my fatsia japonica

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:27 pm

Your in a milder spot in the country but personally I wouldn't plant now. Its too cold for them to grow (above or below ground). You may as well, just to be safe, leave them potted and keep in a sheltered spot if cold hits, and then plant in early spring with the soil warms up again.
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fern Rob

Re: Shall I plant my fatsia japonica

Post by fern Rob » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:39 pm

jenniferholmes wrote:What do you mean, a growing point?
The point that the new leaves grow from.

jenniferholmes

Re: Shall I plant my fatsia japonica

Post by jenniferholmes » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:40 pm

Ah! Thank you :-)

fern Rob

Re: Shall I plant my fatsia japonica

Post by fern Rob » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:42 pm

They are a good foliage plant.

jenniferholmes

Re: Shall I plant my fatsia japonica

Post by jenniferholmes » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:50 pm

I have a couple already and love them. They grow well in my garden. My garden is big so cheap big plants are a plus!

franckm

Re: Shall I plant my fatsia japonica

Post by franckm » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:23 pm

Hi Jennifer,

Depending on the climate zone you're living on, but no doubt I would plant those fatsias in ground if I were you. Anyway (as already said) the roots will be more protected in gound than in containers.

Here's my latest garden blog. I was just talking about fatsias. You can click on english flag (on homepage) tot get an approximate translation in english :

http://exoticatolosa.e-monsite.com/blog/

Franck 8)

GREVILLE

Re: Shall I plant my fatsia japonica

Post by GREVILLE » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:18 pm

Welcome to the forum, Jennifer icon_cheers

Seems as though you have more than one. In that case you can play safe and plant one and if it's small enough you could cloche it for the winter. Shelter any potted ones against freezing.

jenniferholmes

Re: Shall I plant my fatsia japonica

Post by jenniferholmes » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:24 pm

I do. I bought 4 (my garden is quite big and needs filling out really.

What is cloching? How would I do that?

jenniferholmes

Re: Shall I plant my fatsia japonica

Post by jenniferholmes » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:25 pm

franckm wrote:Hi Jennifer,

Depending on the climate zone you're living on, but no doubt I would plant those fatsias in ground if I were you. Anyway (as already said) the roots will be more protected in gound than in containers.

Here's my latest garden blog. I was just talking about fatsias. You can click on english flag (on homepage) tot get an approximate translation in english :

http://exoticatolosa.e-monsite.com/blog/

Franck 8)
Really useful. Thank you!

franckm

Re: Shall I plant my fatsia japonica

Post by franckm » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:45 pm

You're welcome. :wink:

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