Acanthopanax Variegatus in the landscape Acanthopanax Variegatus in the landscape

‘Variegatus’

Aralia

Acanthopanax sieboldianus

'Variegatus'

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Acanthopanax Variegatus in the landscape Acanthopanax Variegatus in the landscape
  • Colorful variegation
  • Fragrant
  • Durable
Description

Now known as Eleutherococcus sieboldianus, variegated aralia offers glossy yellow and green palmate leaves. Very tough and adaptable, it requires little care or attention. It will tolerate dry, poor sites and urban conditions with air pollution. The small spines at the base of leaf petioles make it suitable for security plantings as well as assuring excellent deer resistance.

USDA Zone 4 - 8 (-30°F/-34.4°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 5 - 10'

Width 7 - 12'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Green

Foliage Color Variegated

Soil Grows easily even in challenging sites.

Pruning Prune back hard every few years. Naturally grows with a rather unruly habit that may benefit from trimming or pruning, depending on your goals.

Uses This tough and tolerant shrub can be used as a security hedge, planted under windows, or as a showy specimen. Its adaptable habit allows the gardener to achieve a variety of goals.

Growing Tips Though it can be course in appearance, this ultra-tough plant can grow anywhere and makes a good choice for a living fence.