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Annoying early frost causing wilting on Fatsia Japonica

Hi, down here in Sussex we had freezing temperatures from about 10 PM last night right through till now.

One of my younger Fatsia japonicas l (about 2-3 foot high) looks extremely sad this morning. It looks like it is crouching with all the leaves pointing downwards and I’m a bit worried :-((((


  • fatsia japonica is as tough as old boots, it will be fine
  • Phew - thanks!  

    It’s definitely way cold for what is still really autumn! It’s good back up to 10 degrees in the next days though ...
  • its the end of November, its winter now
  • its the end of November, its winter now
    In my mind, the seasons start half way through a month ... so Winter is mid December through to mid March .... Spring from mid March to mid June etc. 

    I guess this is because it always seems to be so damn cold in March!!
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,793
    Seasons don't follow calendars.  They follow sea and air currents and, in my experience, the 3rd week of November is often very cold and can have the first snow of the year - birthday just after so I tend to remember.   

    Fatsia japnica are hardy enough for most of the UK.  Here is more info about them and their cultivation needs -
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,133
    edited November 2018
    Mine have survived everything that gets thrown at them every year, in any garden I've had, and we get plenty of 'weather' from October onwards. A bigger issue is if you get heavier falls of snow - make sure you brush that off regularly if that's the case, to avoid breakages.
    Incidentally - an inch or so doesn't constitute heavy snow ;)
    Don't worry about it- it'll revive.   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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