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Japanese Aralia (Fatsia Japonica) question...

Posted by romanticdreamer z8 Seattle (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 26, 13 at 17:43

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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RE: Japanese Aralia (Fatsia Japonica) question...

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 26, 13 at 20:09

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


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RE: Japanese Aralia (Fatsia Japonica) question...

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


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RE: Japanese Aralia (Fatsia Japonica) question...

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 30, 13 at 10:33

Leftover dead flower stalk from last year.


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RE: Japanese Aralia (Fatsia Japonica) question...

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.


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