Fatsia japonica survival?

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  1. vicarious1

    vicarious1 Active Member 10 Years

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    I can never recall the complete name of this plant.
    It had has grown beautiful in a protected corner for years a little bit even under roof. Nearly 3m tall. Although not very bushy. I guess I shoots for the light as it is in z semi shade an only gets late afternoon sun. The one in the center of the garden died within two years. Too exposed.
    It always gave me a tropical feel looking out the bedroom window.
    Unfortunately this winter was a killer for some unknown reasons. It wasn't worse then some others.
    I want to know. If I cut the three branches just above t where they split will new leaves shoot out there this spring?
    I would love to save it and maybe make it more bushy on the top
    Anyone? Thank you.
     

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    vicarious1 Active Member 10 Years

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    Oh wonderful. Thank you so much. Great page. I am off to trim it now! May send some pics when it has grown back.
    I wonder if there are ways to make more branches shoot by cutting into the main stem?
    Just wondering nature has so many secrets
    I just prunes a 2m oak that has grown thanks to a squirrel down to like 90cm with the hope to make it into a bonzai in a pot. Mad? Maybe but one day we will have to move and whats more exciting than a small oak from our real old garden :-)
    I pruned it hard three weeks ago but haven't seen anything pushing yet. Wish me luck.
     
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    vicarious1 Active Member 10 Years

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    Now I wonder you think the three cut solid branches would root again if put into the soil or some special situation?
    I have tried with the roses in potato etc never anything worked. I have rescued several roses bushes from house gardens to be demolished.
    Many of them over 50years old huge and thick took hours to dig out and hard pruned. Two of them took two years but are are blooming and growing well again
    I have a branch of "fake bamboo" that I grow as a pseudo palm in a standard shape 3m tall .
    It has remained green in a glass vase during the whole winter with water but never has made a visible root.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I've taken the liberty to add the full name in the thread title to help future seaches for the plant, hope you won't mind!
     
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    vicarious1 Active Member 10 Years

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    NOT at all thank you very much
     
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