Aralia elata (Miq.) Seem.

Japanese Angelica Tree, Aralia

Cultivar Aureovariegata

Cultivar Aureovariegata


Family: Araliaceae

Genus: Aralia

Category: Tree - Deciduous

Zones: 3 to 8(9)

Size: To 40' tall and 30' wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Alternate, bi-pinnately compound leaves. White flowers in summer followed by purple fruit. Large spines on the stems. Prefers moist, well-drained soil. McIndoe says will grow in clay soil.


'Aureovariegata' - To 15' tall and 10' wide, grey-green leaves with yellow-gold margins


Native to Russia, Korea, China, Japan, Kurile Is.

Published in J. Bot. 6: 134 in 1868.

Introduced from Japan around 1830.

RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002 and Award of Merit in 1959.


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