Oreopanax dactyfolius

A shrub or small tree that is similar in appearance to a cross between Fatsia and Pseudopanax. Oreopanax dactyfolius has deeply lobed ivy shaped leaves that are coppery coloured when young. The brown colouring is indumentum, small hairs covering the leafs surface. This Oreopanax produces umbels of white flowers that also have a heavy covering of tiny brown hairs.

Key features:

Eye catching bronze colouring and architectural leaves.

Family:

Araliaceae

Origin:

Mexico

Common names:

None

Position:

Partial shade

Hardiness:

Hardy in mild winters

Evergreen:

Yes

Soil:

Sand, loam. Well drained. Acid or Alkaline.

Oreopanax dactyfolius growing in Mike Clifford’s garden. Poole, Dorset.