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Fatsia Japonica/ Hedera

Hi fellow gardeners,

Im after an answer to a Japonica problem, i have one that was re-planted, and it isnt growing as well as a younger one. Is this due to re-planting or lack of nutrients, or because it has more stems.? Should i cut it back or remove the younger stems to promote growth?

Also will an ever green Hedera, survive in an ericaceous soil?


  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    The fatsia should re-grow once it's settled. You don't want to encourage growth now - wait until spring and give it a good feed of a nitrogen-rich fertilizer (e.g., chicken manure pellets).

  • ogsterogster Posts: 88

    In Spring, should i cut back some of the old growth to encourage the plant also? 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,997

    I'd leave it well alone and apply that very useful gardener's standby - lots of patience.  I'm sure it'lll be fine image  I wouldn't cut it back until it's beginning to outgrow it's space.

    As for ivy (hedera) it'll grow virtually anywhere and everywhere.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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