Fatsia Japonica

  • 4 Replies
  • 1945 Views
*

mobilekat

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Location: Exeter
  • 837
Fatsia Japonica
« on: June 20, 2010, 10:00 »
I have a large Fatsia Japonica that's got a bit out of control, we have had it over 12 years old and its really starting to dominate one of the beds in the garden, does anyone know how much of a 'pruning' these can take before they take offence?

I originally bought it as a house plant, and turfed it out into the garden once we ran out of house space!
Very often quite lost- would be more lost if I could work out where I was!- But always find my way home.....

*

New shoot

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Reading
  • 16156
Re: Fatsia Japonica
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 13:09 »
You can prune these and it should still be OK to do now, but do it in stages.  Prune out a couple of large branches now and these will resprout pretty quickly, then prune out another couple next spring and so on till you get it back under control.


*

Lardman

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Worcestershire
  • 7103
Re: Fatsia Japonica
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 18:38 »
Mine had a hard pruning this year - partly due to the frost and partly because I didn't tie it in well enough. Id say I reduced it by 60% - 70% in Feb and its perfectly happy now, but it did sulk for a while.
nosce te ipsum : I'm the person the monsters under your bed are hiding from.

*

DavidT

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Cwmbran
  • 2679
Re: Fatsia Japonica
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 19:29 »
Wait until the dormant season then cut it down to a foot from the ground. :D

*

mobilekat

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Location: Exeter
  • 837
Re: Fatsia Japonica
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010, 17:13 »
It never goes dormant, it just seems to grow no-stop, even through the last winter, I have decided to hack back the most annoying branches (ones blocking path!) and then be a bit more polite to it later in the year!



xx
Pruning a Fatsia Japonica HELP !!

Started by vegmandan on General Gardening

3 Replies
4966 Views
Last post February 02, 2009, 12:50
by New shoot
xx
Best way to propagate Fatsia japonica?

Started by GYO Girl on General Gardening

7 Replies
13097 Views
Last post June 05, 2013, 08:48
by Spana
xx
Japonica Chaenomeles disaster

Started by mumofstig on General Gardening

5 Replies
1778 Views
Last post May 03, 2011, 20:13
by mumofstig
xx
The Fatsia has a New Home

Started by mrs bouquet on General Gardening

0 Replies
198 Views
Last post March 21, 2021, 16:04
by mrs bouquet
 

Page created in 0.104 seconds with 31 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks Social Login Mod
Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |