• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide annually.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Late summer, followed by black ornamental berries.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:uh-RAY-lee-uh kor-DAY-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Columnar
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide annually.
    Foliage color:Yellow
    Blooms:Late summer, followed by black ornamental berries.
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Ligularia (Ligularia); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Snakeroot (Cimicifuga); Dogwood (Cornus); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide fertile, humus-rich, evenly moist but not soggy, well-drained soil. Prefers bright or dappled shade but tolerates full sun in cooler climates, given ample moisture. Shelter from damaging winds. Foliage dies back to the ground in winter; remove old foliage and feed with a slow-release fertilizer before new growth emerges in spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or tree(s).
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This precious otherworldly find from the island of Ulleong-do in the Japanese Sea was selected from a seedling collected by Daniel J. Hinkley at Gotemba Nursery in Japan.
    Lore:
    The Japanese have historically eaten the young emerging stems of this plant in spring.

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