Monday, June 15, 2015

Aralia cordata "Sun King"



Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

9 comments:

  1. A gorgeous color and form for the garden.

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  2. I bought one of these in May, and have yet to figure out where to put it, but I had to have it.

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  3. Great plant, Phillip. I spent ten minutes trying to figure out why the genus Aralia sounds so familiar to me, but I can't. Do you know if it's hardy to Zone 5?

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    1. Some sources say zone 3, most say zone 4. So it should work for you!

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  4. Beautiful!

    I'm trying to grow native Aralia racemosa this year for the 1st time.

    So far, it's been a steady if not spectacular performer, but I have a feeling it's just settling in for the long haul...

    (At least, I hope so!) :)

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  5. I just planted some a few weeks ago and they still have a way to go before reaching that size, thanks for the timely inspiration!

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  6. Beautiful! I really love these. Ya gotta love a bright plant for shade. :o)

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  7. That really lights up a shady spot! Wonderful. The three leaf textures in the foreground, so simple and elegant. It is interesting that while that lovely plant is not appropriate to my climate, we have a golden Duranta that provides the same effect.

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  8. Phillip, this is beautiful a beautiful aralia. I love the color! I must do some research to see what growing conditions it likes, but I suspect if it will grow for you, it will grow for me too!

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