Moving a fatsia

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Moving a fatsia

Post by Delboy » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:27 pm

When is the best time to move a fatsia? I have a nice 2 foot variegated one under my pergola in a small raised bed but I want to build a seating area and remove the plants.
I'm hoping they transplant well as its a really nice plant, been in the ground about 14 months.
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Re: Moving a fatsia

Post by Addictedtopalms26 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:24 pm

Definitely when it warms up!

I made the mistake of moving a bamboo in January, (which had only been in the ground 6 months) and it didn't make it :?

I assumed it wouldn't have rooted that much so would be ok, but it must've been the cold ground.
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Re: Moving a fatsia

Post by jungle jas » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:28 pm

Now is a a good time to move evergreens before they start to grow this year. I wouldn't move it in a frosty spell though. I moved one 2 years ago the first year the growth was slow and the leaves smaller than normal. The second year It grew as normal. icon_thumright
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Re: Moving a fatsia

Post by Conifers » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:00 am

Normally now would be OK, but this year - wait till things have warmed up a bit. As a general rule, broadleaf evergreens are best moved when the soil temperature has reached 10°.


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Re: Moving a fatsia

Post by fern Rob » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 pm

I would say before it starts to grow again but not with the current frost as Fatsia can become temperamental when damaged.
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Re: Moving a fatsia

Post by Delboy » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:41 pm

Cheers guys, il wait till it warms up a tad then.
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Re: Moving a fatsia

Post by fern Rob » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:44 pm

I have been thinking, I have a Fatsia that is 4ft tall and in the middle of a boarder, can it be moved 5ft to one side without killing it, or is it cut down and replace.
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Re: Moving a fatsia

Post by Mr List » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:41 am

I dug up a massive one with hardly any roots at all, it is fine 18 months later.

easy to transplant.


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Re: Moving a fatsia

Post by karl66 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:23 am

Slightly off subject but how many grow the variegated fatsia?, i already have 3 large standard ones, & 2 small fatsia annelisa, couldnt resist this small variegated one yesterday!! it has big bloches of cream over the leaves? is this the one also known as spiders web? or is that another one ?. karl.


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Re: Moving a fatsia

Post by Trudytropics » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:45 pm

karl66 wrote:Slightly off subject but how many grow the variegated fatsia?, i already have 3 large standard ones, & 2 small fatsia annelisa, couldnt resist this small variegated one yesterday!! it has big bloches of cream over the leaves? is this the one also known as spiders web? or is that another one ?. karl.

Its a different one Karl, spiders web is more mottled and has finer coloration. I have just one variegated, but its more green than cream, i have come to the conclusion its to do with light, mine is in a highly shaded area. The polycarpa loves the dense shade though :D
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Re: Moving a fatsia

Post by karl66 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:29 pm

Ok thanks trudy, this 5 litre one i've picked up has lot's of cream on the leaves & i was going to plant it in a shaded area with some dicksonia? are you saying it may well turn back to full green in shade?. thanks karl.


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Re: Moving a fatsia

Post by Trudytropics » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:16 pm

No Karl I don't think it will totally revert, mine had a good balance of cream and green on the leaves. They still have cream, just not as highly patterned as before. Mine is planted in the shade of bamboo, a large chammy and a Trachycarpus so does struggle for light although growing well. I'd plant it anyway Karl as its a great filler and grows like mad I find in the summer. Get a few more to dot around, imo they are super plants, got the exotic look without worrying too much about hardiness :D
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Re: Moving a fatsia

Post by brendan » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:48 pm

karl66 wrote:Slightly off subject but how many grow the variegated fatsia?, i already have 3 large standard ones, & 2 small fatsia annelisa, couldnt resist this small variegated one yesterday!! it has big bloches of cream over the leaves? is this the one also known as spiders web? or is that another one ?. karl.
Karl the top one is variegata grown in complete shade and the bottom one is spiderweb.
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Re: Moving a fatsia

Post by karl66 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:52 pm

Thanks Brendan, there both nice looking fatsia!!, i'll have to have a hunt around for spiders web now!. karl.


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Re: Moving a fatsia

Post by Delboy » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:26 pm

Mine is in full shade, under a pergola and hasn't lost is colours.

I want a spiders Web too, i have a tiny plug I got from amulree over a year ago and it's just not growing.
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