Aralia cordata 'Sun King'

Aralia cordata 'Sun King'

Common Name

Golden Japanese Spikenard

Plant Description

An essential plant for creating a backdrop for smaller perennials and shrubs in shade gardens. Quickly matures into a gorgeous specimen of glowing gold, compound foliage in part sun; bright chartreuse in more shade. White satellite-like flowers turn into black berries in fall.


  • Light: Partial Shade
  • Height: 3-5'
  • Spread: 3-5'
  • Zones: 3-9
  • New For: 2018
  • Deer-Resistant: YES
  • Drought-Resistant: YES

Garden Notes

Blooms midsummer to late summer.

Breeder Notes

Introduced to the US by Barry Yinger.

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