Aralia racemosa /American Spikenard

Aralia racemosa   / Aralia racemosa
Close view of compound leaf
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Close view of compound leaf

Foliage and developing floral spike in early summer

Foliage and floral spike

Close view of developing floral panicle

Foliage and developing flowers in August

Flowers and foliage

Developing buds and foliage

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Scientific Name: Aralia racemosa
Common Name: American Spikenard
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White, Green
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This Aralia is a lower growing plant that the Aralia spinosa. It produces a shrubby mass of compound leaves and panicles of greenish-white flowers in late summer followed by dark purple berries. Excellent selection for the woodland garden