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Big and bold as the sun

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Aralia cordata 'Sun King '

With leaves that are as big and bold as the sun, this beautiful gold form of Aralia makes an outstanding accent in the shade or part shade. Fast growing and deciduous. Small clusters of white, satellite-like flowers in late summer are followed by purple berries. Performs well in containers or in the landscape.

Common Name: 

Golden aralia

Family: Araliaceae

Plant Category: Aralia

Plant Type: Perennial

Hardiness Zones:3-9

Habit: Clump Forming

Size (HT/W/FL HT): 48"/48"/48"

Bloom Times: August, September

Growth Rate: Fast

Most Active Growing Season: Spring

Flowering Season: Summer

Flower Color: White

Soil: Prefers a good deep loam

Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade

Prefers moist, well drained soils

Shelter from strong winds which may damage the large leaves. Udo or Japanese asparagus are other common names. The young stems are blanched and eaten like asparagus in Japan. They have a lemony flavor. Can grow to 6' tall in good conditions. Dormant plants are hardy to about -25°c. Protect new growth from last spring frost.

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