Ornamental Japanese Aralia

Fatsia japonica

Nellie Kelly’s Japanese Aralia is a landscape gardener’s dream with striking foliage that makes a bold statement against solid coloured walls or as a complimentary backdrop to garden features such as statues and fountains. It thrives in large containers, making it an ideal patio or indoor plant.

An evergreen shrub that grows to just over 2m, the Nellie Kelly Japanese Aralia has huge wide leaves and blooms in late autumn with small white flowers that produce tiny, inedible black fruit. It prefers a sheltered, shady spot with slightly acidic soil that is moist but well drained. This low maintenance plant is seldom affected by pests or disease and will respond well to an organic fertiliser.