Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Tree (up to 6 m) with large leaves and a green-black spherical berry 5-8mm diameter (Rogan, 1997).
March, April, May
Japan, S. Korea
fatsia: From the Japanese name for this shrub Fatsi
japonica: Of Japan
Reason For Introduction
Seed is dispersed a reasonable distance probably by birds e.g. starlings, blackbirds, mynas, song thrushes, kereru (Rogan, 1997).
High shade tolerance (Rogan, 1997). Frost hardy tolerating temperatures down to -5 C(Rogan, 1997).