Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Small tree or large shrub, often develops new shoots at the base. Slow to moderate growth on old wood, but can be fast growing on new root shoots.Mature Height - 10-20' (40') tallMature Width - 10-15' wideLongevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Small whitish flowers from July to August, produced in large panicles at the end of the branches.Fruit - Purple-black drupe with 3-5 hard endocarps, August into October. The fruit is somewhat ornamental for several months in late summer through early fall, and often devoured by birds upon ripening.Leaf - Alternate, bi- to tri-pinnately compound, 32-64" long, rachis has scattered thorns. Leaflets ovate, 2-4" long, acuminate, serate. Petiole to 10" long. Medium to dark green, sometimes lustrous.Fall Color - yellow-green to yellowBark - Thorny, gray colored stemOther Features - Possible Use - Large compound leaves give a tropical effect - use in borders, or rugged out-of-the-way areas.Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Easily transplanted. Performs best in well-drained, moist, fertile soils in full sun or partial shade. Can tolerate dry, rocky or heavy soils; pH tolerant. Zone 4-9Native Habitat - Native Pennsylvania to Iowa, Florida to Texas.Diseases and Insects - no serious disease problemsStrength - Weakness - Freely develops new shoots from roots which may create a maintenance problem.Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Aralia.- Other plants of the family Araliaceae.- Other plants of the genus Aralia.- Other plants of the species Aralia spinosa.