Gotemba Golden Japanese Spikenard

Aralia cordata 'Gotemba'

Item 5548


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USDA Zone:
  • Light Needs
    Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

A sensational tall accent for a semi-shaded border or woodland garden. Each spring, brilliant yellow foliage emerges from a broad clump to create a grand, tree-like display. In late summer, sprays of white flowers climax in fireworks of shiny purplish black berries. An herbaceous perennial.

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Average Size at Maturity
Fast growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide annually.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Aralia cordata 'Gotemba'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Habit: Columnar
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Ornamental Berries
Foliage Color: Yellow
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Late summer, followed by black ornamental berries.
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Asian/Zen ,   Cottage

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.


The Japanese have historically eaten the young emerging stems of this plant in spring.

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