Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web'

Japanese aralia ( syn. Fatsia Tsumugi-shibori )

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2 litre pot £22.99
available to order from late summer
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Buy Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' Japanese aralia ( syn. Fatsia Tsumugi-shibori ): A new form with white-frosted foliage

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: September to October
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    This new fatsia is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which looks as though it has been variously dusted with icing sugar - with some leaves having had a more generous dusting than others! It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that complement the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas of lightly dappled shade.

  • Garden care: Prune lightly in mid to late spring, trimming shoots that spoil the symmetry. Protect plants from cold, drying winds.

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Beautiful plant


This plant looks beautiful in an enormous rustic pot. It was immediately happy, and I bought another fatsia for the other pot. I have fleece over both, as dont want to risk losing either of them.




A lovely healthy plant


I wanted this plant for a shady corner . I was pleased with the rate of growth and the interesting foliage




Great statement plant


Planted in part shaded mixed border of shrubs and trees, in an enclosed garden. It is one of the stars. It shines out in winter and, even here in North Northumberland, has not been affected by the winter weather. I now have two of these and both are spectacular.


Lowick, Northumberland


Shade lover that switches the lights on


a good purchase



Something a bit different.


This plant seemed a bit small upon arrival but it has taken well and looks good at the moment, I hope that it will survive the winter weather.




Great choice for the shady spot under the trees


Chose this to compliment my ordinary Fatsia and definitely not disappointed. My gardener had not seen one before and has recommended it to his other clients. Has done really well this year and I look forward to seeing it grow and develop as a foil to the other planting in that space.




Excellent statement plant


The plant arrived promptly, was well packed and healthy. It has grown on well and the variegated foliage shines out making a focal point in the shady border where it is planted

Keep Fit



As always a very healthy plant


I have some years experience but am learning all the time.




Great plant


Great plant and fast delivery




Great for semi-shady areas


Makes a change from the usual fatsia. Very healthy plant supplied which has thrived and grown very well in a larger pot during the course of one season. It will eventually be released into the wild where I am sure it will provide a beautiful focal point in a semi-shaded bed.




Fatsia japonica Spider's Web

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I'm going to keep this outside on my terrace. Can you recommend a pot from your site that would suitable size to plant into? Thanks


If you are looking for a 'forever' home for the Fatsia, then I would simply opt for the largest pot you can find, as they will need as much space as possible to spread out and grow.


Hi, I bought a Fatsia Spiderweb last week, it seemed very big and healthy with lots of leaves. But the leaves are dropping one by one, without yellowing or wilting. They are healthy green leaves, dropping from the base where it joins the stem. Only thing I have spotted is some fluffly red dust on the steam and on the leaves. Is this a disease? Or is it plant getting used to new conditions and being inside? I am really worried about it and want to save it!


The stems and foliage of these plants often has a reddish down on them, but when they are grown as a house plant, they will need to be kept in a cool, well lit room, and care must be taken not to over-water them at this time of the year. If the leaves that are being shed are soft and turn a bit floppy, then the culprit is usually over-watering, but it they become brittle to the touch, then it is probably too warm.


Can the Fatsia Spider's Web you sell be adopted as a houseplant?


Hello, I would probably advise against growing it as a houseplant, however it might do well in a conservatory - provided it is not too hot or sunny.


i bought a Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' off you last year, i have noticed that all new growth is plain green and not green and white, what do you think the cause of this is.


Hello, The variegation on this plant can be quite variable, and it is not uncommon for the new leaves to emerge green, but then develop a stronger pattern.


My new plant is nice and green and looks pretty healthy although the top few leaves are drooping and curling inward like a closing hand. Is this normal. What might be wrong. The botto. Leaves are nice and flat and open.


Hello, This may be a reaction to the cold (these plants are not fully hardy), or it may be that if the leaves are new, they may not have opened fully.


All the new leaves on my Fatsia Japonica Spider's Web are severely disfigured. Some leaves unfurl and are virtually skeletal whilst others have lots of holes in them. I found an earwig curled inside a new leaf but I'm not sure they would cause the damage. I also saw a jumping insect (not a weevil or flea beetle though). There aren't any visible eggs either on the leaves or in the soil. Any ideas?


Hello, Fatsias can occasionally be attacked by capsid bugs, and as they suck the sap from the the tips of the shoots it will cause lots of holes to form. Hungry caterpillars can also eat the soft emerging foliage, so do keep a look out for these too.


I have a fatsia 'spiders web'. A couple of leaves at the bottom of the plant are badly discoloured. Why is this? And can I remove them to improve the look of the plant?


Hello, It is quite normal for evergreen plants to lose some of their older (lower) leaves in spring when they are putting on new growth. The foliage will usually just drop off in time, but you can also cut them off if you want to tidy it up.


can I plant a potted plant of spiders web out in garden now or wait till march/april


Hello there As a general rule fully hardy plants that are grown in containers can be planted at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid or waterlogged. The best times are in the autumn when the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth but the plant isn't in active growth, or the spring before the temperatures start to rise. However this lovely plant is not fully hardy, so unless you live in a sheltered part of the country and/or can give it protection from cold weather I would wait until the spring to plant.

Would I be able to keep this at 1.5m max without losing the look of it?


Hello there It will take some time to reach it's mature height and I think if you prune it each spring you should be able to control the size and shape.

How long to ultimate height and can it be kept lower with pruning/trimming?


Hello there Unfortunately it is impossible to say how fast any plant will grow as it depends on external factors such as how much light the plant gets, moisture, nutrients, aspect etc. but this plant normally has an average growth rate, so could take between 10-20years to reach maturity. Normally it just needs light pruning to keep it's shape.

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