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Araliaceae
The following Araliaceae were photographed in my garden. Only Brassaiopsis mitis, x Fatshedera lizei, Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Steriodal Giant’ and Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ are for sale now. The rest is in test.
This fascinating group of mostly new plants with extraordinary leaf forms inspired me. For me this is a reason to collect and test them. I am trying to find out how I can use these beauties to enrich my bamboo garden. Some are very hardy and only need protection of snails and sometimes the sun. Most of the mentioned species can survive a milder winter but a sheltered place is needed. With the help of a thick layer of mulch the protected part can survive an even a though winter. (see the first picture) Than the roots and the lower part of the stem are protected and this helps the plant to produce new shoots and leaves after a harsh winter.
This amazing group of plants reminds me of the time that I started with bamboos 30 years ago. That time most people believed that only a handful of species should be hardy enough to survive outside. Now we know better. The diversity and distribution of this group of plants is so huge that a lot still is not discovered.
Brassaiopsis mitis (picture left) with a thick layer of mulch the protected its lower stem and roots. In test outside!
Aralia elata ‘Aureovariegata’ (picture right)
Brassaiopsis mitis (picture left) with adult leaves. Take care of snails.
Brassaiopsis mitis (picture right) with the beautiful young leaves that are produced till the plants reaches 1 or 2 meters high. This year it is available in 5 liter pots (65 euro)
Brassaiopsis mitis (picture left) adult leaves.
Brassaiopsis mitis (picture right) The biggest plant was outside in the winter of 2018/2019 surviving -10°C..
Brassaiopsis dumicola (B. hispida-Birma) (left and right) A weird, slow growing plant. Hardiness unknown.
Brassaiopsis globerulata CHB16.CH (Dulong) (picture left) with Colocasia gaoligongense (picture left)
Brassaiopsis globerulata CHB16.CH (Dulong) (picture right) Hardiness unknown.
Fatsia japonica (left and right) The plant left survived -20°C.
Fatsia japonica ‘Murakumo Nishiki’ (picture left)
Fatsia japonica ‘Moseri’ (picture right)
Fatsia japonica ‘Spiders Web’ at (picture left)
Fatsia japonica ‘Variegata’ (picture right)
Fatsia polycarpa ‘Deeply Cut’ (picture left) This species should be a bit less hardy than Fatsia japonica. In test outside!
Fatsia polycarpa ‘Deeply Cut’ (picture right)
x Fatshedera lizei (picture left) A hybrid between Hedera and Fatsia japonica. Semi climbing. Reasonable hardy. Available.
Kalopanax septemlobus (picture right) This three is a hardy.
Kalopanax septemlobus ‘Maximowiczii’ (picture left) has deeply lobbed leaves.
Merilliopanax alpinus (picture right) Very interesting big leaved three that could be hardy. In test outside!
Merilliopanax alpinus (picture left) With young shoots.
Metapanax delavayi (picture right) On a protected spot this beautiful small three can withstand till -18°C. In test outside!
Metapanax delavayii var. Stout (picture left) With broader leaves. In test outside!
Oplopanax japonicus (picture right) Hardy shrub from Japan.
Oplopanax horridus (picture left) Curious, very hardy shrub of which the small spines are venomous. Take care of snails.
Pseudopanax crassifolius f.trifoliatus (picture right) Erect Aralia from New Zealand with stiff, leathery, long leaves that can withstand frost. In test outside!
Schefflera alpinia BSWJ8247 (picture left) This Schefflera from the mountains of North Vietnam is one of the more hardy species. It has leathery leaves. In test outside!
Schefflera brevipedicellata (picture right) Small early flowering shrub. In test outside!
Schefflera glabrescens (picture left) Seedling of a plant that survived -20°C. In test outside!
Schefflera rhododendrifolia (picture right) One of the more hardy species. Take care of snails. In test outside!
Schefflera sp. Nova NJM 13.128 (picture left) One of the more hardy species. In test outside!
Schefflera taiwaniana (Edward Needham) (picture right) Ornamental species that can withstand frost. In test outside!
Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Steriodal Giant’ (picture left) This small three wit giant leaves has adapted well to our climate, with the help of mild winters. Between -12°C and -15°C it freezes back but usually it comes back from the roots. This form has leaves that are deeper incised than ‘Rex’. It survived 8 not to cold winters outside in a row. Available in 5 liter pots (25 euro)
Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ (picture right) The big leaves are more round. with the same features as. Available in 5 liter pots (20 euro)