Show me your Fatsia

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Re: Show me your Fatsia

Post by Caprier » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:51 pm

http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/ii44 ... fff4b1.jpg Hi AGB :) Hard to make out the Fatsia japonica in the photo, 'cos it's squashed in between an Acer palmatum and Philadelphus coronarius, but it was around 2.3m high by 2m wide. In deep shade, improved clay soil but in front of a laurel hedge. Lovely, bomb-proof big-leaved hardy 'tropical' :) I've still not got the hang of posting photos, have I? Bear with me..I'm blonde :D


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Re: Show me your Fatsia

Post by fern Rob » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:35 am

Hi,
I will have to post a picture of my fatsia japonica, it is about 4 ft tall and every year it puts 1ft of growth it is constantly growing new lover branches which I may cut off when it gets to over 6ft so I can plant under it. :?
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Re: Show me your Fatsia

Post by lee1125 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:37 am

This is one of my Fatsias, Not sure what variety it is, i planted it around 3 years ago.
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Re: Show me your Fatsia

Post by call » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:49 am

thats just the normal f. japonica
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Re: Show me your Fatsia

Post by mumfie » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:24 pm

Definitely an unsung hero of my garden icon_bigsmurf
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Re: Show me your Fatsia

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:15 pm

Here is mine after being dug up and stuffed in a pot which is too small for it. (Fatsihederas on the ground)
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Re: Show me your Fatsia

Post by bonkersinbrighton » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:37 pm

I have some babies growing from seed off my larger one harvested last winter about 6 have taken from shoving in one ball of seed (very technical term "shoving") :oops: :lol: the big one is in pot to the right of water but terrible pic i'm sorry was obviously originally trying to get one of D.A. I rescued the original so have no idea what type, presume just a bog standard. I neglect it terribly but non the less it about 5 foot in pot and has two strong stems/trunks.
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Re: Show me your Fatsia

Post by allangreenbean » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:34 pm

Apparently as they flower this time of year they are a good source of pollen for insects.

I saw another one potted in someone's garden, it didn't look too healthy.

As I understand it they tolerate lots of shade.

I am surprised that more people don't have them in their gardens.

Keep the pics coming, noticed that spiderweb and variegated version do not seem to be as popular or is that they are just rarer.


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Re: Show me your Fatsia

Post by Mr List » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:46 pm

reputation of being less hardy.


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Re: Show me your Fatsia

Post by Simba » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:50 pm

Mr List wrote:reputation of being less hardy.
Don't mean to temp fate, but my experience with Spider's web puts it as an equal of Japonica.

Polycarpa has not been damaged by winter either.. icon_thumright


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Post by miketropic » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:52 pm

Id like to see some large ones of the var. and spider web type. I am going to order one of each from a UK supplier and I will let you know how hardy they are next winter..I think Brian has the green ones so I'll grab one down there when I go.
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Re: Show me your Fatsia

Post by Adrian » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:12 pm

spiders web is a smaller version, itll never make the size of F. japonica, probably due to its very heavy variegation.
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Re: Show me your Fatsia

Post by Mr List » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:51 am

Simba wrote:
Mr List wrote:reputation of being less hardy.
Don't mean to temp fate, but my experience with Spider's web puts it as an equal of Japonica.

Polycarpa has not been damaged by winter either.. icon_thumright

same here but i think they have a reputation of being less hardy which may put people off.


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Re: Show me your Fatsia

Post by brendan » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:24 pm

Some pictures of my fatsia spiderwebs.
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Re: Show me your Fatsia

Post by brendan » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:50 pm

fatsia japonica variegata and fatsia polycarpa edward needhams form
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