Aralia racemosa L.
Aralia racemosa is a perennial.
Aralia racemosa was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.
The perennials reach heights of 2,5 to 3 metres.
Aralia racemosa is deciduous. The leaves are alternate. They are ovate.
Flowers and Fruits
Aralia racemosa produces umbels of white five-stellate flowers from July to August.
The perennials produce drupes.
The plants form tap roots.
Aralia racemosa is native to eastern Canada, the Northeast of the US, the central Northeast of the US, the northern Prairie States of the US, the Rocky Mountains, the Southwest of the US, the Southeast of the US, the southern Prairie States of the US and Mexico.
The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be loamy, sandy-loamy or loamy clay soil with a pH between 6,5 and 7,5. They tolerate temperatures down to -35Â°C (USDA zone 4).
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- none: drought
The recommended planting distance is 1 metre, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 5.
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants need little to no maintenance if grown under suitable conditions.
- Remove flower heads after flowering.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.