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Spikenard

Aralia spp.

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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Spikenard Overview

Aralia contains 74 species of deciduous or evergreen trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. They are from Asia and the Americas and thrive in mountainous woodland habitats. Species in this genus differ greatly in size and structure, with some herbaceous species less than 50cm tall, compared to trees that can reach over 20m. They are commonly grown for their bold, bipinnate leaves and can produce many small white-green flowers.

How to propagate Spikenard

Seed

Propagation is mostly by seed in the autumn.

Cuttings

Suckers or root cuttings in late winter.

Suckers

Other uses of Spikenard

Grown for their bold leaves and flowersabd sometimes for fruit.