• Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web'

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web'

Spider's Web Fatsia, Spider's Web Fatsia japonica, Speckled Japanese Fatsia, Speckled Japanese Aralia
Size: ex 3L pots

Availability: In stock

£15.99

Quick Overview

  • Dramatic speckled leaves
  • Fully hardy
  • Fast growing
  • Unusual flowers
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Description

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' is an unusual variegated cultivar of Fatsia japonica developed by the late Dr. Masata Yokoi, former Professor at Chiba University and by Yoshimichi Hirose of Iwakuni, whose book 'Fuiri Shokubutsu' (Variegated Plants), published in 1978 is a classic text.  Originally selected from the cultivar Fatsia japonica 'Tsumugi Shibori' (Tie-Dye Cloth), Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' has a speckled variegation on the foliage, varying somewhat with each plant but generally resembling a mottled white to yellow frosting of dots. It is certainly a unique and extremely exotic cultivar, although not necessarily to everyone's taste as for some it too closely resembles the spotted patterning caused by red spider mite. But if you are looking for something different and not that often seen, 'Spider's Web' fits in well in combination with most jungle plantings. The variegation gets more pronounced as it grows.

It is tolerant of full sun but is best grown in partial shade and kept moist.

Additional Information

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Family Araliaceae
Sub-Family Aralioideae
Synonyms Aralia japonica, Aralia sieboldii, Dimorphanthus japonicus, Echinopanax japonicus, Fatsia japonica var. liukiuensis, Fatsia japonica var. lobulata
Geographical Origin Horticultural cultivar: type species from Southern Japan
Cultivation Partial dappled shade. Moist soil in a sheltered position and protected from wind. Keep moist in the summer months
Eventual Height 2-3 m
Eventual Spread 2-3 m
Hardiness Hardy in most of the UK. Leaves typically wilt in a hard frost but thaw out quickly

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web'

Spider's Web Fatsia, Spider's Web Fatsia japonica, Speckled Japanese Fatsia, Speckled Japanese Aralia
Size: ex 3L pots

Availability: In stock

£15.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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