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Spider Web Fatsia

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$31.99
  • Green and white variegated foliage, produces small black berries
  • Matures to 3-5' wide by 10-15' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 4 - 9
  • Plant in full sun
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Description

The Spider Web Fatsia is a beautiful evergreen shrub composed of incredible green and white variegated foliage. In late autumn clusters of white flowers will bloom and give way to the ornamental, glossy, black berries. New to the Plantbymail.com catalog this rare and highly desirable variegated Fatsia is sure to attract attention far and wide! Although it is a slow grower compared to other Fatsia plants it is not uncommon to see up to a foot of growth in a single growing season after the shrub has become acclimated to its conditions. On average a fully mature Fatsia Japonica will reach 5' H x 5' W. Much more compact that most Fatsias and hardy in USDA zones 8 - 10 or in a protected area such as against the side of your home in zone 7.

Morning and late evening sunlight are both perfectly fine for the plant to receive, but you will want to avoid mid-day sun as it may be too much heat for the Fatsia to remain healthy. Due to the size of the leaves they are vulnerable to sun burn if not properly placed or protected. Usually planted as a specimen with other plants surrounding it. It looks very tropical and is adds a unique look to any landscape. In zones 9 - 10 you will want to use this Fatsia as a container plant, but those of you in 7 - 8 will have more success with it as a foundation plant in a well protected area.

Additionally, the big leaf paper plant has a compact growth habit and is both disease and pest resistant. Maintenance requirements for this plant is fairly low and once established they are fairly drought tolerant with a low to medium need for watering.

Spider Web Fatsia Care

Hardy from USDA zones 8a - 10b.

They are not pick about soil conditions at all and will grow in all but the most extreme situations. Whether it is heavy clay, loam, sand or poor soil quality your Fatsia should still continue to thrive. They grow best in partial shade and tolerate full shade well. Avoid growing in direct sunlight as this may lead to heat damage. There have been stories of success growing the japonica in zones 7a and 7b, but they will need to be protected from frigid temperatures. Foundation planting becomes a necessity in these zones while growing them in a container that can be moved inside would be ideal.

Before planting be sure to water and once it has been placed in the soil water deeply so that it is able to settle into the surrounding ground around the root ball. Once full established the Japanese Fatsia is quite drought tolerant and water wise. As the shrub ages occasionally remove any stems that have become bare and new growth should quickly appear from the base to take their place.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Spider's Web Spacing Recommendations

Plant your Spider's Web Fatsia 3-4 feet apart for seamless golden foliage. Space them 5+ feet apart to leave open space between mature plants.

  • Scientific Name
    Fatsia Japonica
  • Hardiness Zone
    8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Disease Tolerant, Flowering, Heat Tolerant, Variegated, Winter / Fall Foliage Color
  • Feature Color
    Green, White, Yellow
  • Uses
    Houseplant, Accent, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Fall

Growing Zones : 8, 9, and 10

Map of USDA Zones 8-10
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The Spider Web Fatsia is a beautiful evergreen shrub composed of incredible green and white variegated foliage. In late autumn clusters of white flowers will bloom and give way to the ornamental, glossy, black berries. New to the Plantbymail.com catalog this rare and highly desirable variegated Fatsia is sure to attract attention far and wide! Although it is a slow grower compared to other Fatsia plants it is not uncommon to see up to a foot of growth in a single growing season after the shrub has become acclimated to its conditions. On average a fully mature Fatsia Japonica will reach 5' H x 5' W. Much more compact that most Fatsias and hardy in USDA zones 8 - 10 or in a protected area such as against the side of your home in zone 7.

Morning and late evening sunlight are both perfectly fine for the plant to receive, but you will want to avoid mid-day sun as it may be too much heat for the Fatsia to remain healthy. Due to the size of the leaves they are vulnerable to sun burn if not properly placed or protected. Usually planted as a specimen with other plants surrounding it. It looks very tropical and is adds a unique look to any landscape. In zones 9 - 10 you will want to use this Fatsia as a container plant, but those of you in 7 - 8 will have more success with it as a foundation plant in a well protected area.

Additionally, the big leaf paper plant has a compact growth habit and is both disease and pest resistant. Maintenance requirements for this plant is fairly low and once established they are fairly drought tolerant with a low to medium need for watering.

Spider Web Fatsia Care

Hardy from USDA zones 8a - 10b.

They are not pick about soil conditions at all and will grow in all but the most extreme situations. Whether it is heavy clay, loam, sand or poor soil quality your Fatsia should still continue to thrive. They grow best in partial shade and tolerate full shade well. Avoid growing in direct sunlight as this may lead to heat damage. There have been stories of success growing the japonica in zones 7a and 7b, but they will need to be protected from frigid temperatures. Foundation planting becomes a necessity in these zones while growing them in a container that can be moved inside would be ideal.

Before planting be sure to water and once it has been placed in the soil water deeply so that it is able to settle into the surrounding ground around the root ball. Once full established the Japanese Fatsia is quite drought tolerant and water wise. As the shrub ages occasionally remove any stems that have become bare and new growth should quickly appear from the base to take their place.

Size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 1.5 Gallon
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