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Aralia elata 'Variegata' is often confused with:
Aralia elata Aralia Elata
Native alternative(s) for Aralia elata 'Variegata':
Aralia spinosa Aralia spinosa - axil prickles
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Aralia elata 'Aureovariegata'
Clematis hybrida Clematis 'marcelina' late large flowered
Hydrangea serrata Hydrangea serrata

Variegated Japanese Aralia Aralia elata 'Variegata'

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Aralia elata 'Albomarginata'
Phonetic Spelling
ar-AL-ee-ah el-AH-tah var-ee-GAY-tah
Description

The variegated cultivars of Aralia elata are among the most spectacular variegated plants, but they must be grafted and are therefore rare and expensive. 'Aureovariegata' has yellow-edged leaflets and creamy white flowers that appear in large clusters in the late summer and is the most common cultivar. It is a large deciduous shrub or small tree with a few main, unbranched stems that have irregular prickles.  Plant this shrub in cool, moist, fertile soil but it tolerates a range of soil types including clay. Remove any suckers that develop from the rootstock or the plant may revert back to its non-variegated form.  

 

 

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Tags:
#purple#deciduous#full sun tolerant#white flowers#showy leaves#variegated leaves#moist soil#summer flowers#cream flowers#purple fruits#clay soils tolerant#partial shade tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#deciduous#full sun tolerant#white flowers#showy leaves#variegated leaves#moist soil#summer flowers#cream flowers#purple fruits#clay soils tolerant#partial shade tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aralia
    Species:
    elata
    Family:
    Araliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Grafting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds enjoy the fruits.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    range of soil types, including clay
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Oval
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
    Appendage:
    Thorns
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Description:
    Purple fleshy, globose fruit
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    This plant has creamy-white flowers on large terminal panicles in late summer.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Variegated
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has alternate, bipinnately compound leaves that are 16 to 32 in. long with 3 to 3.5 in. wide gray-green leaflets with broad irregular yellow-gold margins.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Problems:
    Spines/Thorns