Aralia cordata 'Sun King'

Golden Japanese Spikenard


Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

  • Bright gold leaves emerge mid-spring
  • If planted where sun can hit for a few hours daily, foliage remains bright yellow
  • When planted in shadier area, foliage goes from chartreuse to lime green
  • Small white flower clumps emerge in summer
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Fast Growing
Fast Growing
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Shade
Full Shade
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Summer
Summer


Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 3 ft
Price Level 1: $13.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Chartreuse
Zone: 3-9
Price Level 2: 4 for $50~#1
 

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Focal Point
  • Fast Growing

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Exposure:

  • Partial Sun
  • Full Shade

Habit:

  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Chartreuse

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Early Color
  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained