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Aralia cordata Sun King (Japanese Spikenard)

*2020 Perennial of the Year*

An interesting foliage plant for the shade. Chartreuse and lime green foliage in full shade and bright yellow in part sun. Tiny white blooms appear in late summer and are followed by ornamental and inedible purple-black fruit. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid-to late summer
3-6 ft tall x 3-6 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer resistant
Attracts birds


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture