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Aralia Genus

Spikenard

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Chalky
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Aralia genus (Spikenard). This is a genus of aroun 68 species of deciduous trees, shrubs and perennials. They have prickly stems and the leaves consist of many leaflets. The cream, white ir greenish flowers are held in dense terminal panicles. These plants produce berries which are popular with birds.

Characteristics

Perennials, Deciduous or Evergreens, Rhizomes, Shrubs or Trees

Origin

Asia, N.C.S. America

Interest and use

Grown for their bold leaves and flowersabd sometimes for fruit.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will require sun or semi-shade with some shelter and fertile, well drained soil.

Propagation

Propagation is mostly by seed in the autumn or by suckers or root cuttings in late winter.

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