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Eleutherococcus sieboldianus, Acanthopanax sieboldianus, Five-fingered Aralia
Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus'

Eleutherococcus sieboldianus, Acanthopanax sieboldianus

Five-fingered Aralia
Family: Araliaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Elegant, upright growing deciduous shrub with arching stems. Excellent foliage for shade gardens, shrub borders, perennial border backgrounds or foundations.



Eleutherococcus sieboldianus, Acanthopanax sieboldianus, Five-fingered Aralia
Eleutherococcus sieboldianus, Acanthopanax sieboldianus, Five-fingered Aralia
Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus'


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Fatsia japonica, Paperplant, Japanese Aralia

Fatsia japonica

Paperplant, Japanese Aralia
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: Japan and South Korea
Large shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Fatsia japonica produces large, dark green, deeply lobed leaves. From fall through winter umbels of small whitish flowers grow are seen which are then followed by clusters of small round black fruit. Often grown as a foliage houseplant for cool positions, this is also a very successful shade-tolerant garden plant. It is best grown in the open in seaside gardens, or against warm walls and in sheltered corners inland - hard frost can injure the leaves, but plants recover if the roots are safe from freezing. The handsome bushes tend to be wider than they are tall, with very large leaves which create a sub-tropical effect. Plant in spring to allow time to establish before the frosts. Remove berries to increase leaf size, and water and feed regularly.

Bright light - avoid direct sunshine. Water freely from spring to autumn - sparingly in Winter. Use tepid water. Mist leaves frequently, especially in hot weather.





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Plerandra elegantissima, Schefflera elegantissima, Aralia elegantissima, Dizygotheca elegantissima, False Aralia, Finger Aralia, Threadleaf

Plerandra elegantissima, Schefflera elegantissima, Aralia elegantissima, Dizygotheca elegantissima

False Aralia, Finger Aralia, Threadleaf
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: New Hebrides
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliage

Has a graceful airy appearance with long finger-like leaves which have serrated edges and dark- metallic coloring. When it grows, the leaves get bigger and lose their delicate aspect. It is can still be a beautiful bush in a sheltered corner of the garden. False aralia likes warmer temperatures of 60 to 70 degrees and above. The plant can drop some of its lower leaves if the temperature falls below the 60 degree mark. Place the plant in bright filtered light near a sunny window and/or under artificial light with a minimum of 150 footcandles. When watering this plant, as with many indoor plants, water thoroughly, and then allow approximately one-half of the soil to dry out. Propagation: Air layering, seeds that must be fresh.



Plerandra elegantissima, Schefflera elegantissima, Aralia elegantissima, Dizygotheca elegantissima, False Aralia, Finger Aralia, Threadleaf
Plerandra elegantissima, Schefflera elegantissima, Aralia elegantissima, Dizygotheca elegantissima, False Aralia, Finger Aralia, Threadleaf


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Polyscias fruticosa, Ming Aralia

Polyscias fruticosa

Ming Aralia
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: India
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Ming aralia is one of the most popular of the polyscias with its upright-spreading growth habit and fine-textured, pinnately-divided leaves. Polyscias fruticosa Elegans (Parsley Aralia) is an excellent dwarf cultivar with leaves that resemble some of the finely-divided strains of parsley. It produces an abundance of side shoots and compactly-arranged, small leaves that make it a good choice for small pots in the 4" to 8" diameter range. Cream flowers are small and inconspicuous, but are borne on 6" to 7" panicles at the stem tips. The Ming Aralia can be propagated using stem cuttings, root cuttings, suckers, and air layering. The top of the root should be level with the surface. Some cultivars produce an abundance of suckers that can be removed when their root system is developed.



Polyscias fruticosa, Ming Aralia
Polyscias fruticosa, Ming Aralia
Polyscias fruticosa cv. Elegans - Parsley Aralia
Polyscias fruticosa, Ming Aralia
Polyscias fruticosa, Ming Aralia


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Polyscias guilfoylei, Polyscias guilfoylei var. laciniata , Guilfoyle Polyscias, Geranium Leaf Aralia, Wild Coffee, Black Aralia
Polyscias guilfoylei 'Victoria'

Polyscias guilfoylei, Polyscias guilfoylei var. laciniata

Guilfoyle Polyscias, Geranium Leaf Aralia, Wild Coffee, Black Aralia
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: Polynesia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This showy shrub with highly ornamental interesting foliage is native to the paleotropics and neotropics. It has erect branches and in the nature can grow to a height of up to 24 feet. In cultivation it stays much smaller and often used as a container specimen, sometimes in interior design. Leaves are commonly variegated with margins of white or pale yellow, but can also be entirely dark green. This slow-growing tropical foliage plant makes a perfect houseplant and requires very little care.

All Polyscias prefer a warm sunny location, although they are tolerant to shade. Cold drafts, cold water or cool room temperatures will cause leaf drop.





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Polyscias scutellaria, Polyscias balfouriana, Polyscias pinnata, Shield Aralia, Dinner Plate Aralia

Polyscias scutellaria, Polyscias balfouriana, Polyscias pinnata

Shield Aralia, Dinner Plate Aralia
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: Africa to the Pacific Islands
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliage

All Polyscias prefer a warm sunny location. Cold drafts, cold water or cool room temperatures will cause leaf drop.





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Polyscias sp., Panax, Aralia

Polyscias sp.

Panax, Aralia
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: Tropical Asia, Australia, Pacific
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterUnusual colorOrnamental foliageUnknown name

All Polyscias prefer a warm sunny location. Cold drafts, cold water or cool room temperatures will cause leaf drop.

Species and varieties:

Polyscias filicifolia

Polyscias fruticosa

Polyscias guilfoylei

Polyscias nodosa

Polyscias scutellaria





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Trevesia palmata, Snowflake Tree, Snowflake Aralia

Trevesia palmata

Snowflake Tree, Snowflake Aralia
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: Tropical Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliage

The plant reaches in nature a size of up to 15 feet meters and prefers the shaded environment of a mountain rainforest. This tree has a very ornamental foliage. Leaves are evergreen and have a shiny upper side. They are up to 20 inches wide, and are deeply lobed. They look like stylized snowflakes, hence the common name.

This plant has tiny scented flowers, which are grouped in globose inflorescences.

Planted in pots and kept indoors this species makes a great room design and does not need much sunlight. It is a hardy indoor plant that can tolerate a very wide range of home environments from full sunshine to dark corners. This plant prefers a drained and fairly moist ground.



Trevesia palmata, Snowflake Tree, Snowflake Aralia
Trevesia palmata, Snowflake Tree, Snowflake Aralia
Trevesia palmata, Snowflake Tree, Snowflake Aralia
Trevesia palmata, Snowflake Tree, Snowflake Aralia


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Aralia chinensis, Chinese Angelica Tree

Aralia chinensis

Chinese Angelica Tree
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: China
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

A very ornamental plant. Plants are hardier when grown in poorer soils.

The stem and root are anodyne and carminative. The root is also considered to be useful in the treatment of diabetes and dysmenorrhoea. Some caution is advised since the bark is considered to be slightly poisonous.



Aralia chinensis, Chinese Angelica Tree
Aralia chinensis, Chinese Angelica Tree


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Aralia cordata, Japanese Spikenard

Aralia cordata

Japanese Spikenard
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: China, Korea, Japan
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdible

The plant yields new shoots every spring, which are blanched and then eaten as a vegetable. In Korea, the dried root of the plant has been traditionally used as medicine. The young shoots have a strong yet pleasant distinct aromatic flavor. In addition to food and medicinal use, the plant is cultivated as an ornamental. The fruit is a small black drupe 3 millimetres (0.12 in) diameter, and may be toxic to humans.



Aralia cordata, Japanese Spikenard
Aralia cordata, Japanese Spikenard


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