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A picture of a Kalopanax


Kalopanax spp.

Kalopanax-pictus-leaves2 by Sten Porse (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Kalopanax Overview

    Kalopanax is a genus with just 1 species of deciduous tree in the Araliaceae family. It is native to Northeastern Asia but naturalised in other regions. It produces spiny stems and large Fatsia-like, hand-shaped leaves and large umbels of small white flowers. Commonly known as Castor Aralia or Tree Aralia, the sole species is cultivated in temperate zones for its tropical appearance and surprising hardiness.

    How to propagate Kalopanax


    Softwood cuttings in summer.

    Special features of Kalopanax

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Kalopanax

    Grown for its foliage and fruits.