Gotemba Golden Japanese Spikenard
Aralia cordata 'Gotemba'
Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||uh-RAY-lee-uh kor-DAY-tuh|
|Lore||The Japanese have historically eaten the young emerging stems of this plant in spring.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide annually.|
|Bloom Time||Late summer, followed by black ornamental berries.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Specimen, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Ornamental Berries, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 10