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A picture of a Devil's Walking Stick

Devil's Walking Stick

Aralia spinosa

Also known as

Hercules' Club, Prickly Ash, American Angelica-Tree, Angelicatree

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

5m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Devil's Walking Stick Overview

This is an unusual small tree or shrub with impressive panicles of white, lemon-scented, foamy flowers and bi-pinnate leaves which turn yellow and orange shades in the autumn. The branches, petioles and leaf midribs have spines.

How to propagate Devil's Walking Stick

Seed

Propagation is mostly by seed in the autumn.

Cuttings

Suckers or root cuttings in late winter.

Suckers

Special features of Devil's Walking Stick

Attracts bees

Other uses of Devil's Walking Stick

Foliage and flowers, autumn interest.