Position: Warm, full sun or shade in a position sheltered from strong winds.
Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. The young foliage can be damaged by late frost and this is best planted in a position out of early morning sunlight.
Flowering Period: August - September
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate
Habit: Aralia spinosa grows to large shrub or small branching tree.
Height: up to 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Notes: Aralia spinosa can sucker and these should be gently removed yearly to keep the Aralia growing with a single stem if required.