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A picture of a Japanese Angelica Tree

Japanese Angelica Tree

Aralia elata

Also known as

Japanese Spikenard, Angelica Tree, Hercules' Club, Japanese Aralia

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

7m

8m

Min

8m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Japanese Angelica Tree Overview

These are ornamental and spreading plants which can grow up to 9m. The pale green, bipinnate leaves are held on red, spiny stems. The flowers are produce in large sprays of small white blooms.

Common problems with Japanese Angelica Tree

How to propagate Japanese Angelica Tree

Seed

By seed.

Suckers

Suckers.

Grafting

For cultivars, by grafting.

Other uses of Japanese Angelica Tree

Specimen producing bold leaves.