There are many interesting foliage plants such as the giant Tetrapanax
to greet you in the courtyard entrance, as well as fatsias, trochodendron and aralia.
In mild regions Tetrapanax
papyrifer Rex holds on to its foliage all year round, but in colder areas it will shed its leaves.
Beneath them, low-growing clouds of 'Cousin Itt' acacia and midlevel leafy favorites like 'Silver Sheen' pittosporum, Tetrapanax
papyrifer, and tree ferns add depth.
papyriferum is the Latin name of a shrub native to Southern China and Taiwan that is commonly known as the rice paper tree.
Pith is cut from the inner spongy tissue of a small tree, Tetrapanax
Papyrifera, which is native to south-west China and Taiwan.
Oversize ravenea and tetrapanax
suggest a sense of enclosure; a philodendron dangles overhead.
rice paper is made from Tetrapanax
papyriferum, Edgeworthia tomentosa
After some research they went to a nursery run by the late great Will Giles who helped them gain the knowledge and experience to plant trachycarpus, melianthus, giant bamboo, cycads, tetrapanax
, yuccas and bananas.
The dramatic Tetrapanax
papyrifera, or rice-paper plant, is a real must-have if you want to create drama within your tropical plant collection.