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Could someone please remind me of the name for this plant...Im having a lock down memory loss!!! Thanks


  • delskidelski Posts: 274
    Yes, fatsia japonica. Is it normal for the leaves to look droopy like that? Some of my leaves are also doing the same.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,122
    I wouldn't worry about a bit of drooping in cold weather, but it looks rather yellow. Is it in a container or confined bed? It looks to me as if it might want more space to spread its roots out.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Thanks for this...its currently in a container. I plan to plant it out in the garden...will it be ok until the spring or would it cope being planted out this time of year?
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358
    They aren't great for containers, so it will be good if you can get it into the ground in a suitable spot - shady is better than sunny, but they can take some sun if they're happy at their feet.
    You can plant it out if your conditions are suitable - ie, not frosty or waterlogged. If you're in a milder area, it's fairly easy to plant mature shrubs/plants through autumn and winter  :)
    They will get droopy in frost/snow, but are very tough. It's wise to knock snow off them though to prevent stems breaking. An inch or so is fine, but any more than that can be quite heavy, especially if it stays a while. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,122
    What @Fairygirl said!
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Great advice thanks....
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