Fatsia polycarpa ‘Green Fingers’

fatsia syn. Aralia

(7 customer reviews)



Fatsia polycarpa ‘Green Fingers’ is an exciting relatively new introduction to us gardeners here in the U.K with dramatic deeply divided palmate leaves and bushy evergreen habit. The species Fatsia polycarpa originates from Taiwan where it can be found growing amongst trees in shady valleys and hill sides and was once rare and hard to find. My guess is that ‘Green Fingers’ is little different from the species just a product of an entreprising grower and micropropagation laboratory mass producing young plants. Whatever, It doesn’t matter as Fatsia polycarpa ‘Green Fingers’ is a fine plant and very worthy addition to any sheltered shady garden adding exotic lush foliage year round.

Should be hardy in most gardens but maybe worth giving a little shelter if you live in a particularly cold spot. Like most fatsia ‘Green Fingers’ is an adaptable plant, happy in a cool convervatory or even as a houseplant. We grow ours in rich fertile moisture retentive but not waterlogged soil located in dappled shade where it can reach 2 or more metres high albeit quiet slowly. All in all a rather aristrocratic choice jungly looking plant which interestingly have the typical ivy like flowers produced in early autumn providing late season nectar to butterflies and bees. 

  • Position:Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil:Moist, well-drained fertile soil.
  • Flowering period:September to October.
  • Hardiness:Frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas).
  • Eventual Size:Up to 2 metres, but can be pruned.
  • Foliage:Evergreen .

Eventual Plant Size

Please note all images are for illustrative purposes only, depending on the season or time of year the plant you receive may be different than pictured.

7 reviews for Fatsia polycarpa ‘Green Fingers’

  1. Jennifer Spalding (verified owner)

    Fabulous plant well packed, plant in great condition will definitely use big plant nurseries again.

  2. Jackie Howard (verified owner)

    Absolutely lovely condition, arrived in a sturdy box. Very pleased!

  3. Naomi Schillinger (verified owner)

    Huge thanks for super speedy delivery of very healthy looking plants. Much appreciated!! Can’t wait to plant them.

  4. Virginia Rose Hanley (verified owner)

    What a great plant. Healthy and was just as expected. There was no delay with the Coronavirus, so they must be working really hard. This is the second big plant I’ve purchased. I will keep this company on my radar. I’m glad I’ve found you.

  5. NEIL (verified owner)

    Very healthy plant, quick delivery and great service as usual will be ordering again in the future.

  6. Lynn

    These are fabulous! Top quality plants and top quality service and delivery too! Many thanks!

  7. Andre

    Very healthy plants and packaged well. Arrived very quickly. Have used Big Plant before and will continue to do so as the quality has always been exceptional compared to other online nurseries Ive bought from.

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