Aralia cordata Thunb.

Japanese Spikenard, Japanese Asparagus, Udo

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Family: Araliaceae

Genus: Aralia

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 8

Size: To 10' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Large compound leaves, bright green, alternate. Flowers in umbels to 18" diameter in summer, white, followed by small, black drupes. Looks like a deciduous shrub but dies back to ground level each winter. Shelter from wind to protect the large leaves.

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History: 

Published in Fl. Jap. (Thunberg) 127 in 1784.

Native to China, Japan and Korea.

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