ARALIA cachemirica

Commonly known as Himalayan spikenard

(syn. A. macrophylla). Large green pinnate leaves turning red and purple in autumn
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Leaves to 1.2m (4ft) long with up to 27 narrowly oval leaflets
  • White
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Vigorous, clump-forming perennial with arching stems. Produces flowers in terminal panicles 1m (39in) long followed by purple-black fruits
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from strong winds
  • Partial shade

ARALIA cachemirica

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Exotic plants
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids on soft flower stalks
    Place of origin
    Kashmir, Nepal
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich
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Aralia - Herbaceous Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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