Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

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

Yes, mine is on time
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No, mine is later than usual
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Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by Conifers » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:52 pm

cordyman wrote:Moseri just come fully into flower and buds all open, taken this morning
That's still in bud, not open yet - compare the pic above icon_thumright

cordyman

Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by cordyman » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:02 pm

Conifers wrote:
cordyman wrote:Moseri just come fully into flower and buds all open, taken this morning
That's still in bud, not open yet - compare the pic above icon_thumright

ah nice, so i'm really late then :D 1st time i've had a Fatsia flower icon_salut

call

Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by call » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:45 pm

my larger spiders web has got a bud on it icon_thumright

billdango

Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by billdango » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:04 pm

My Japonica normally flowers in late November so at the moment is right on time.

billdango :D

Dave in Warrington

Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by Dave in Warrington » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:24 pm

The Fatsia japonica here is flowering, but I hadn't noted any dates in previous years so don't know if early or late :oops:

With the frost last night, it may be short lived too :ahhh!:

Kristen

Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by Kristen » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:22 am

Is it worth chopping the buds off to preserve energy? Mine are not very advanced at all, compared to photos here, so perhaps too late into the Autumn to come to anything anyway?

Nathan

Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by Nathan » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:43 pm

Kristen wrote:Is it worth chopping the buds off to preserve energy? Mine are not very advanced at all, compared to photos here, so perhaps too late into the Autumn to come to anything anyway?
It's worth chopping them off to save a mess icon_thumright I always chop my flowers off before they turn into berries as they get squashed & trodden indoors & it's hard to get out, also I get so many self seeded Fatsia's popping up all around the garden & none of my family or friends want any more :lol:

My Fatsia is flowering now, so about right, but my Phoenix canariensis is just pushing out some spathes & not sure if it is early or late for that as it has never flowered before & I have not noticed when others locally have flowered...

cordyman

Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by cordyman » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:37 pm

i'm keeping me flowers, a very nice sight in the garden when everything else is starting the slow decline to bombsite drunken_smilie1 drunken_smilie1

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Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:19 pm

cordyman wrote:i'm keeping me flowers, a very nice sight in the garden when everything else is starting the slow decline to bombsite drunken_smilie1 drunken_smilie1
Good nectar flowers as well :wink:
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Re: Fatsia japonica flowering late 2013 ?

Post by GREVILLE » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:16 pm

There seems to a variation in expected flowering times that doesn't match the location, i.e. South earlier, North later. On the basis of flowering times posted here, my forty year old plus specimen would be considered early with it's usual mid to late October start.

I wouldn't put this down to being in a warm sunny spot. It's planted against the North West side of the house and doesn't receive sun until early afternoon. The base of the plant never gets any sun all year as the walled stairway into the garden permanently shades the roots. My lowest soil temperatures in the garden are right where the Fatsia grows. I would expect flowering to always be late.

Would the differing flowering times more likely be down to seed variation?

The only reason I can determine for a later than usual start was the bitterly cold Spring.

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