Tetrapanax papyriferus

Rice-paper Plant, Fatsia papyrifera

Genus of one species of evergreen shrubs, flowering from summer to autumn, grown principally for its foliage. Half hardy. Needs rich, moist, well-drained soil. Water potted specimens freely, but less in winter. You may cut the leggy stems to the ground in winter. Fuzz on new growth irritates if it gets in eyes or down neck. Propagate by seeds or suckers. This is the tree that supplies the well-known rice paper of the Orient; the rice paper is from the pith of the plant.
Tetrapanax papyriferus, Rice-paper Plant, Fatsia papyrifera
This suckering shrub has deeply lobed, long-stalked, circular leaves a foot wide. Produces sprays of creamy white flowers in summer followed by black berries in the fall and winter. Tan trunks often curve or lean.

Attributes - Tetrapanax papyriferus

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 10 ft. to 15 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 10, 11

Notes: Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

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