|Common Name||Golden aralia|
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|Bloom Time||August, September|
|Exposure||Part Shade, Full Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|How Different?||It is a gold foliage form of A. cordata.|
|Landscape Value||It forms an excellent bold accent in shade or part shade.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||48" / 48" / 48"|
|Soil (Garden)||Prefers a good deep loam.|
|Water (Garden)||Prefers moist, well drained soil.|
|Special Uses||Deep South|
|Comments||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.|
Aralia ‘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. Fast to fill a pot.
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 3-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 48″ / 48″ / 48″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): August, September
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|EC||0.5 – 1.0|
|pH||5.0 – 7.4|
|Fertility Needs||100 ppm|
|Finish Time to 4″||4 – 6 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||—|
|Day Length for Flowering||Day Neutral|
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