Posted on 27th Feb 2016
With leaves that are as big and bold as the sun, this beautiful gold form of Aralia makes an outstanding accent in the shade or part shade. Fast growing and deciduous. Small clusters of white, satellite-like flowers in late summer are followed by purple berries. Performs well in containers or in the landscape.
Plant Category: Aralia
Plant Type: Perennial
Habit: Clump Forming
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 48"/48"/48"
Bloom Times: August, September
Growth Rate: Fast
Most Active Growing Season: Spring
Flowering Season: Summer
Flower Color: White
Soil: Prefers a good deep loam
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Prefers moist, well drained soils
Shelter from strong winds which may damage the large leaves. Udo or Japanese asparagus are other common names. The young stems are blanched and eaten like asparagus in Japan. They have a lemony flavor. Can grow to 6' tall in good conditions. Dormant plants are hardy to about -25°c. Protect new growth from last spring frost.