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Aralia cordata 'Sun King'


Aralia 'Sun King' has bold, golden foliage offering a tropical look from an extremely hardy plant.

Aralia 'Sun King' is a striking tropical-looking yet extremely hardy perennial with large and lush compound leaves held on red stems. In shadier conditions the foliage will be pale green. In sun choose a location with good moisture where the leaves will be golden yellow. Tiny white flowers appear in summer and produce black berries in fall. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Japanese Spikenard

Family: Araliaceae (The Aralia Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Growing in shaded places in forests, grasslands on slopes


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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