FATSIA JAPONICA - will a large tub suffice?
WALES, United Kingdom
I have a japonica in a lovey bronzed effect planter which is approximately 35cm deep by about 30-35cm across - slightly narrower at bottom.
We were going to dig an area over as a border by the side f the decking but the large conifer roots and clay soil made us decide against this move. So, my question is this:
Will the japonica, which I know is a hardy, well-growing plant, be happy in a large planter of about 41cm deep and 62cm across? Will it be okay if I keep it cut back each year or does the root system need to definitely be in the ground?
The other option is to dig some of the ground, try and cut any roots and add some sand to mix in with the soil. Then, place the planter on top with top soil and hope the roots grow down into the soil underneath....
Any advice is greatly appreciated as we love this plant!!
- 8 Oct, 2009