Fatsia Japonica

myrtleoak(z7 TN)August 29, 2007

Have seen these grown alot in Atlanta area as well as in the UT trial gardens. Seems like success is very plausible for our area. Anyone have any personal experiences? I've seen it rated 7b, but this should work if youre in a metro area (I live in Knoxville).

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cannahavana(z7a Knoxville)

Hi Myrtleoak,

We are growing one and this is it's second season in the ground. The early freeze got it good as the new growth was coming out, but has recovered nicely. I live in NW Knoxville and it is planted on the north side of a storage barn under pine trees. It should be blooming here soon in the next month or so.

Rebecca

    Bookmark   August 29, 2007 at 7:22AM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Mine were all totally killed by the late freeze following the unseasonably warm spell this spring. They were about a year old (not yet really established) and not with any protection besides mulch.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2007 at 12:06PM
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myrtleoak(z7 TN)

Where did you guys purchase yours? Plant spring or fall? Would a shady area between bamboo and my house work?

    Bookmark   August 30, 2007 at 5:46PM
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intimidator_3(7a TN)

Myrtleoak,

True Blue Nursery (south of Myrtle Beach), planted ours in the spring, and probably.

Ours is planted in bright shade under tall pines and up against a structure. So far it has done terrific.

Doug
I3

    Bookmark   August 30, 2007 at 8:38PM
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myrtleoak(z7 TN)

Anyone know of a nursery here in Knoxville or close by that has them? Should have gotten one last time I was in Atlanta!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2007 at 1:48AM
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amazindirt(7A mid-TN)

I think you can find them in the tropical plants at Lowes or HD occasionally. Haven't really looked closely!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2007 at 9:57AM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

I got my seeds from the seed swap forum here on Gardenweb.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2007 at 5:53PM
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cannahavana(z7a Knoxville)

Brandon, I tried at one time to grow some from seed and wasn't successful. Were the ones you lost grown from seed? If mine produces seed this year, I will be glad to share with anyone interested.

Rebecca

    Bookmark   September 1, 2007 at 6:28PM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Yes, mine were from seed. I got about 85% germination. I would like to try more next year. My poor little seedlings just didn't stand a chance with that sudden late cold snap. They seemed to be doing well until then. I wasn't in town to take any of my stuff inside.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2007 at 9:36PM
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erus_grower

Hi friends
i need fatsia japonica fresh seeds to buy

    Bookmark   August 13, 2010 at 11:23AM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Erus_grower,

Try one or more of these suppliers:

Seeds & More (excellent Garden Watchdog rating) http://www.seedsandmore.net/

J.L. Hudson, Seedsman (excellent Garden Watchdog rating) http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/

Stokes Seeds (very good Garden Watchdog rating) http://www.stokeseeds.com/

    Bookmark   August 13, 2010 at 12:34PM
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