(36-60” tall x 36-60” wide) There is so much to love about ‘Sun King’ Golden Japanese Spikenard (Aralia)- it’s no wonder it’s a favorite in some of the best gardens of the world. Once established, ‘Sun King’ can grow just over four feet in a season and makes an imposing specimen, though it will die back once the cold weather comes. Racemes of tiny, non-descript flowers are borne in late summer/early autumn, and attract pollinators, particularly bees. Plant in well-draining average to rich soils in shade to part-shade locations, keeping well-watered if soils are dry. ‘Sun King’ Golden Japanese Spikenard is incredibly flexible – two to four hours of sun give the leaves a golden yellow appearance and less sun exposure will merely result in leaves of deep chartreuse. For such a luscious, vigorous plant, Sun King Golden Japanese Spikenard is surprisingly deer resistant.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Aralia cordata Sun King
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Half Sun / Half Shade
36-60" tall (3-5 feet)
|Estimated Mature Spread|
36-60" wide (3-5 feet)
Mid to late summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Golden foliage with red-brown stems.
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Reddish-purple to purplish-black berries in fall attact birds. Planting locations are best where protected from strong winds.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
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