ARALIA elata

Commonly known as Japanese angelica tree

An architectural plant with white flowers and spiny erect stems
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Large leaves to 1.2m (4ft) long comprising up to 80 ovate leaflets, dark-green above, paler below. Autumn colouring of yellow, orange or purple.
  • White
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Tree
    Vigorous, suckering upright, then spreading tree or large shrub with spiny stems. Flowers are followed by spherical black fruits to 6mm (¼in) across
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Partial shade
    Open or partially shaded site. Shelter from winds to prevent leaf damage

ARALIA elata

Available Early Spring 2024 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£18.00 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2024
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Exotic plants
    Good to know
    A Japanese delicacy. Fry young end-shoots in a tempura batter. Wildlife plant. Attracts insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    Place of origin
    Eastern Asia.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Large, spreading, panicle-like, compound umbels to 60cm (24in) long, of small flowers
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for the back of a large border
    Woodland garden
    Woodland edge
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)

Buy Varieties of ARALIA elata

ARALIA elata 'Aureovariegata'

ARALIA elata 'Aureovariegata'

Japanese angelica tree

very rare form with yellow variegated leaves

£100.00 each 
ARALIA elata 'Variegata'

ARALIA elata 'Variegata'

Japanese angelica tree

rare form with silver variegated leaves

£100.00 each 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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