(Taiwanese Aralia) New to us, Aralia decaisneana is a rare tall shrub with large and eye-catching, bipinnately composed leaves covered with fine spines.
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New to us, Aralia decaisneana is a rare tall shrub with large and eye-catching, bipinnately composed leaves covered with fine spines. These leaves seem to develop pleasing orange and purple tints before falling in autumn. Panicles of white flower in summer once established.
Requires a warm, sheltered position and not suitable for cold, exposed and windy gardens.
- Position: Warm, full sun or shade in a position sheltered from strong winds.
- Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. The young foliage can be damaged by late frost and this is best planted in a position out of early morning sunlight. May require protection in severe winters,
- Flowering Period: August - September
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate
- Habit: Aralia decaisneana grows to tall, often multi-stemmed large shrub.
- Height: up to 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft)
- Spread: 2.5 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall), Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
- Special Features
- Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large, Rare and Unusual
- On sale!