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Order: Apiales
   Family: Araliaceae
            Genus: Aralia
                        Specie: elata

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 40 ft (12 m)

Cultivation: Deep, fertile, well-drained soil

Features: Large panicles of white flowers late summer?early autumn

Uses: Specimen tree

Zones: 4-9

Description: Native to Japan, far eastern Siberia, Korea and northeastern China, this is the Aralia species most widely grown as an ornamental tree. It can reach 40 ft (12 m) in height, but is sometimes only a tall shrub spreading by root suckers. The trunk bea

Growth Habit: Spreading suckering habit

Comments: Cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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