A fantasticaly exotic looking evergreen shrub with large glossy compound leaves. It grows in forest margins and scrubland in New Zealand and can reach 10-15ft in height and width. Pseudopanax laetus will be happy in a pot for quite a long time as in the wild they can be seen growing as epiphytes growing on the trunks of larger trees and surviving with whatever water and nutrient they can utilise. They produce flowers similar in appearance of a Fatsia flowers which are followed by dark berries. Germinates easily from seed. This exotic evergreen shrub is happy in full sun to partial shade.

Difficulty:

Easy

Position:

Full sun/Partial shade

Hardiness:

Hardy

Evergreen:

Yes

Pseudopanax laetus growing in Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens.