Aralia cordata 'Sun King'

Japanese Spikenard

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Vigorous and fast growing, this large shrub-like perennial is grown for its bright golden foliage that appears in early spring and lasts until fall. If too shady, leaves will be more lime-green. Tiny white flowers bloom late summer and form purple berries in fall. Excelllent to brighten up the shady woodland garden. Slow to break dormancy.

  •  · Tiny white flowers turn to purple berries
  •  · Large shrub-like perennial
  •  · Lime-green foliage
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3-4 ft


10-12 in



Aralia cordata 'Sun King'
Aralia cordata 'Sun King'


Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Growth Rate in the Garden


Season of Interest (Flowering)

Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

Early Spring


Common Name: Golden Japanese Spikenard

Fast growing herbaceous perennial grown for its lush tropical-like foliage. Early spring shoots are edible. Large umbels of small white flowers bloom late summer. Tolerates a wide range of soils and grows best in partial shade.