Fatsia Fantasy Horizontal
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Fatsia, a member of the Ginseng family, is an evergreen shrub originally from East Asia usually grown for its dramatic looking foliage and autumn flowers and fruits. Native to coastal areas, it tolerates salt spray and pollution. This particular specimen was photographed in the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, NC in 2010. For the colored pencil rendering my palette included a rainbow of other colors besides the obvious greens. Notice the little new leaves forming on the stem, reminiscent of tiny hands about to unfold.