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By Eirlys

Dorset, United Kingdom Gb

Anyone identify this plant, please?

My Other Half says it's a hybrid: fatsia and hedera. Is he correct?

We "found" it after clearing a section and the little clusters of flowers (?) make interesting arrangements when added to other flowers.

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No - this appears to be Fatsia japonica - the plant he's thinking of, not dissimilar in appearance, but shorter, with smaller leaves and with individual stems rather than forming a solid shrub, is Fatshedera x lizei. Google images for both for comparison and confirmation purposes. Hopefully winning the contest won't ruin your Sunday night, lol!

3 Apr, 2016


I agree - Fatsia japonica. :)

3 Apr, 2016


Hi yes fatsia japonica , I have one in my front garden that is doing really well at the moment.

3 Apr, 2016


A Fatsia japonica for sure. Fatshedera (tree ivy) leaves are smaller and more like Ivy. I have a variegated and 'Annamieke' and have never had berries on either.

4 Apr, 2016


Thank you, All.The leaves are spectacular, I think.

4 Apr, 2016

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