• Aralia californica
  • Aralia californica
  • Aralia californica
  • Aralia californica
    Aralia californica
    Aralia californica
    Aralia californica
    Aralia californica

Aralia californica

Spikenard, Elk Clover, Western Spikenard, Californian Spikenard, Californian Ginseng
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: In stock

£9.99

Quick Overview

  • Compound pinnate leaves
  • Extremely exotic foliage
  • Racemes of white cluster-like flowers in summer
  • Moist, shady location
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Description

Aralia californica, Western Spikenard, is one of four species of Aralia native to the United States. It is endemic to California and Oregon and is found growing in moist woodland and shady riparian locations along the banks of creeks and streams. Unlike the spiny woody-stemmed Aralias, the Spikenard Aralias are herbaceous perennials and their aromatic rootstocks have medicinal properties.

The pinnate compound foliage is a lush green and is very fast growing; established plants reaching up to 2 metres high in their annual growth cycle. In summer they are followed by racemes of attractive white flowers, typical of the the Aralioideae. These in turn are followed by small black berries.

With their hardy deciduous shrubby habit and extremely exotic-looking foliage it is a surprise that this gorgeous herbaceous perennial is so little grown in the UK.

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Additional Information

Order Apiales
Family Araliaceae
Sub-Family Aralioideae
Synonyms Aralia californica var. acuminata, Aralia racemosa var. occidentalis
Geographical Origin USA: California, Oregon
Cultivation Moist, shady aspect. A humus-rich acidic soil that does not dry out
Eventual Height 2m
Eventual Spread 1.5m
Hardiness Hardy deciduous herbaceous perennial

Aralia californica

Spikenard, Elk Clover, Western Spikenard, Californian Spikenard, Californian Ginseng
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: In stock

£9.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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