|Description||Large, exotic, rich green foliage adds an exciting and bold tropical look to landscapes and patios. Great in a shaded entryway or patio, or in a sheltered spot near a water garden or dipping pool. Perfect for outdoor containers or as a houseplant. Ideal for low light, urban settings. Winter flowers are followed by black ornamental berries. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Container, Poolside, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||Aralia is a perfect foundation plant that provides rich green background foliage in partially shaded landscapes. Its large exotic leaves belie its ability to withstand some frost. Tuck into the understory of trees or between buildings. Thrives in large containers. Lush foliage is soothing to the eye and makes a lovely backdrop when featured in morning sun or dappled shade spots near swimming pools and water gardens. Good subject for night lighting.|
|Companion Plants||Elephant Ear (Calocasia); Sweet Box (Sarcococca); Flowering Maple (Abutilon); Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra); Bush Lily (Clivia)|
|Care||Thrives in humus-rich, acidic soils but highly adaptable. Best in bright to dappled shade. Shelter from harsh sun and wind. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish root system; tolerates brief dry spells when established. Apply an all-purpose fertilizer in early spring. Remove old, faded foliage for a tidy appearance.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11
Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 9
Good to grow!
Your plant(s) will ship to the garden center you choose as soon as they meet our quality standards and the garden center schedules a shipment. This can be as little as 21 days, but may take longer depending on the plant growth and your garden center's scheduled shipments.
This plant may be available in these stores:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
Lowe's 9640 Old Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77055-6322
Cornelius Nurseries 2233 S. Voss Rd.
Houston, Texas 77027
River Oaks Plant House 5930 Westheimer
Houston, Texas 77057
Monrovia grows beautiful plants for every region
We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly
100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr.
in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.