(Udo) Aralia cordata is an eye-catching large, herbaceous perennial native to parts of Eastern Asia with large bi-pinnate leaves in summer and pale green flowers in late summer.
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Aralia cordata is an eye-catching large, herbaceous perennial native to parts of Eastern Asia with large bi-pinnate leaves in summer and pale green flowers in late summer. Dark purple fruit in early autumn. The young shoots are edible in spring.
Aralia cordata is most suitable for a warm, sunny position sheltered from strong wind. Being herbaceous this plant will die back to the ground in late autumn each year.
- Position: Full sun in a position sheltered from strong winds.
- Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Not suitable for cold, windy areas and young shoots may require protection from late spring frost.
- Flowering Period: August - September
- Flower Colour: Pale greenish-white
- Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
- Habit: Aralia elata grows to be a large branching, spreading shrub.
- Height: 2 - 2.5 m (6 - 8 ft)
- Spread: 2 m (8 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Mature Size
- Herbaceous - Large (Tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
- Special Features
- Flowering Season - Autumn (September - November), Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large
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