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Kalopanax

Kalopanax spp.

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • 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

    Cuttings

    Softwood cuttings in summer.

    Special features of Kalopanax

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Kalopanax

    Grown for its foliage and fruits.