READY LATER IN THE SEASON. The ultimate in architectural plants, with huge palmate leaves with claw-like lobes. Quite extraordinary. White flowers in the autumn, too. By nature a woodlander, so doesn't want to be in too exposed a position. We find it very hardy down in the south, but it will regrow from the base if cut down by hard frosts. Any well drained soil. 6 feet plus. 2 Litre pot.
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The influence of BBC Gardeners' World cannot be underestimated. As soon as this plant had featured on the programme, interest in it suddenly surged. We find this happens quite a lot with the more uncommon species. Sighted in a Chelsea 2017 garden so here we go .....
We have been trying these in mid-sized patio pots and find they make quite a striking but manageable specimen treated in this way.
Tetrapanax Papyrifer Rex is a fairly hardy large shrub with huge claw like lobed leaves and white flowers in autumn suitable for sun or semi-shade.