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Saw this hoping someone can identify !

I saw saw this today it is arrow 8 ft high and looked beautiful nd exotic. There looked to be flowering part that was still attracting bees. . Any suggestions would be great ! Thanks . 


Last edited: 02 November 2017 16:23:44



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,729

    fatsia japonica

  • Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Thank you that's great il search those up now ! Thanks x

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,729

    To each his own, but IMHO that variegated form just looks ill. 

    Not for me

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    nor me, but I'm not a fan of variegation at all

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,729

    I like proper variegation, eg holly, but not variegated fatsia,  pyrancantha, ceanothus etc

  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364

    It is a lovely plant and easy to keep under control. If you do not have much space chop it back hard in spring.  It grows back quickly and is easy  to cut with a garden saw.

    I did mine  last year and it looks good now. 

    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • This plants has it's merits - the bees like it and the flowers are very similar to ivy flowers (from a distance) but without the scent. I think it is fairly easy to grow, we have a couple of them in our front garden and a small sapling that has self seeded.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

    I love them (although also hate the variegated form) and they provide very good structure in gardens over winter.

    Mine is  fairly near my pond, so it's good for wildlife to gain cover quickly. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Fairy girl what's  the variegated form ?? And why the dslkike? This will def help me decide which is best to buy . Thanks 

    Last edited: 02 November 2017 17:57:39

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