Aralia cordata 'Sun King'

Sun King Spikenard

Family: Araliaceae

Genus: Aralia

Parent: Aralia cordata

Category: Perennial

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: 6' tall and 3' wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Bright gold to chartreuse compound leaves, needs some sun to retain gold color. 2' tall spikes of white flowers in summer followed by black drupes. Dies back to the ground in winter. Deer resistant.


From Japan.

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