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Sun King Golden Japanese Spikenard

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Tropical Ambience in Every Yard

Sun King Golden Japanese Spikenard, Sun King (Aralia cordata 'Sun King')  is a deciduous perennial with exceptional foliage. One would look great as a large focal plant in your yard, or plant several in a naturalized area for a stunning effect.

The outstanding feature of your Sun King is, of course, its foliage, which gives it its distinctive name.Your Sun King emerges every spring with golden-sun foliage which is a sharp contrast to the reddish-brown stems.

As the season progresses, the bright, compound leaves are sure to draw your eye to their golden yellow brilliance from anywhere in your yard.
The serrated leaves are oval shaped and pointed at the end, with a decidedly tropical appearance.

In late summer, they produce tiny white flowers on 2-inch tall spikes, attracting pollinators attracted to the late-summer delicacy. As autumn progresses, the flowers give way to deep purple berries. These berries aren’t edible, but do add a decorative touch to your fall landscape.

As an added benefit, the young stems of your plant are even edible. In fact, in Japan the Sun King is sometimes referred to as Japanese Asparagus, where it is blanched and enjoyed for its lemony flavor.

* Fast Growing Yellow Foliage
* White Blooms in Late Summer
* Attracts Wildlife


Sun King Golden Japanese Spikenard Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Aralia cordata 'Sun King'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 3 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 6 feet
Soil Type Well-drained
Moisture Moderate
Sun Exposure Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White