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Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’


Japanese Spikenard

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.065.710


This gold form of Japanese Spikenard makes a bold statement. It emerges in spring with large, bright gold leaves and providing it gets a few hours of sun daily, the foliage will remain bright gold throughout the summer. In full shade, foliage will be chartreuse to lime green in colour. Tall 60cm (2') spikes of tiny white flowers appear in summer followed by inedible, purple berries. Fast growing and deciduous. Shelter from strong winds. Barry Yinger found this beauty in a Japanese department store nursery and brought it to the US. It is said to be one of the most amazing new perennial introductions in the last decade.

Further details for
Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Gold
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Spread
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Fast












Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’


Japanese Spikenard

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.065.710


This gold form of Japanese Spikenard makes a bold statement. It emerges in spring with large, bright gold leaves and providing it gets a few hours of sun daily, the foliage will remain bright gold throughout the summer. In full shade, foliage will be chartreuse to lime green in colour. Tall 60cm (2') spikes of tiny white flowers appear in summer followed by inedible, purple berries. Fast growing and deciduous. Shelter from strong winds. Barry Yinger found this beauty in a Japanese department store nursery and brought it to the US. It is said to be one of the most amazing new perennial introductions in the last decade.

Further details for
Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Gold
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Spread
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Fast