Japanese Aralia (Fatsia Japonica) question...

seattlegardenerApril 26, 2013

Last year I cut back my Japanese Aralia as it was almost to the eaves of my house. This year there are tall spikes, 12-15 inches long) growing on it out of a strange leaf formation. Have never seen this before. The plant has been there for about 10 years. Also, the new growth coming up from the bottom of the tree are not a healthy green....Any suggestions? Sorry, I tried to upload a picture and wasn't able to.
Karen

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Should start to look normal after it has more time since it was cut down.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 8:09PM
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seattlegardener

Will try this again - Here are the pics finally of the spikes that are growing on my Japanese Aralia. Wondering what they are?

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 10:15AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Leftover dead flower stalk from last year.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 10:33AM
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gardengal48

Surrounding the center dead stem are new shoots of growth from the Fatsia. You can just begin to see the baby leaves starting to unfurl.

As to the unhealthy color, this plant looks to be in a lot of sun.......that can certainly affect coloring. It prefers to be in shade. And will tolerate very heavy and very dry shade.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 2:35PM
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