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Rice Paper Plant

Perennial to Evergreen Shade
Tetrapanax papyriferus   
Ht. 8-10 Spread Unlimited
the-tra-PAN-nax pah-pa-RIF-er-us
Spacing 3-5

HABIT:  Clusters of creamy white flowers in fall. Shrubby but striking, with large 1-2 leaves, dark green on top and whitish beneath, tan trunk. Spreads underground and can become invasive.

CULTURE:  Easy to grow in any soil.

USES:  Dramatic texture.

PROBLEMS:  Fuzz on the leaves is irritating to eyes and tender skin. Can become invasive.

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