Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’


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Pot Size: 1 Gallon

Common Name: Japanese spikenard

Season of Interest: Summer to Fall

Exposure: Partial Shade to Shade

Plant Size: 3-6′ x 3-6′

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SKU: SKU010004535 Category:


Want something that will brighten up that dark corner? ‘Sun King’ will do the job and you won’t have to caudle it.
‘Sun King’ is a golden-leaved cultivar that features a large rounded clump of golden yellow compound leaves which is topped in summer by 2’ tall spikes of tiny white flowers. Deep reddish-purple to purplish-black inedible berries ripen in fall. Birds love the berries. Attracts pollinators. Foliage retains good yellow color throughout summer unless grown in too much shade. If given consistent moisture it can also grow in full sun.
It prefers richly organic, deep loamy soil that is moist but well-drained. It dies back to the ground in winter and re-emerges in spring to quickly form a shrub-like clump. Can be grown in large pots; good companion for hostas and heucheras.


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