Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus'

Variegated Aralia, Fiveleaf Aralia




Family: Araliaceae

Genus: Eleutherococcus

Parent: Eleutherococcus sieboldianus

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 4 to 9

Size: 6 to 8' tall and wide, (most in 4 to 5' range)

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Interesting open form, thorny. Easy to grow and not fussy as to soil. Light pruning when young will make it more compact. Variegated green and white foliage.


Introduced from Leiden, The Netherlands in 1860 by P.F. Siebold.

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Piccadilly Farm in May 2007 and potted it up to a 3-gallon. In summer 2009 I planted it by the helipad. It is in full sun until mid-afternoon and has performed well, perhaps a little sunburn but not significant.

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