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Aralia cordata 'Sun King'
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Plant Type: Perennials

An excellent large pop of color for partial to full shade gardens. Sun King Aralia emerges mid-spring with bright gold compound leaves up to three feet long that contrast with the reddish-brown stems. A few hours of sunlight each day will result in the foliage remaining golden yellow, while deeper shade will produce a range of chartreuse to lime green colors. In mid to late summer, clusters of tiny white flowers will produce inedible purple fruit. Forming a large clump, this deer resistant perennial is paired well with blue Hosta, purple leafed Heuchera, and other woodland plants.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

Tiny white flowers

Foliage Color

Golden yellow to chartreuse.

Plant Spread

3-4'

Good Companions

other shade loving plants

Plant Height

3-4'

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-9

Soil Moisture

likes moisture


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

does very well in deep shade with adequate moisture.

Bloom Time

late summer

Critter Resistance

deer, rabbits

Exposure

part shade to full shade

Growth Rate

fast

Seasonal Interests

spring/summer/fall