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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 20 ft (6 m)

Cultivation: Deep, fertile, well-drained soil

Features: Large bipinnate leaves; white flowers in late summer

Uses: Large gardens

Zones: 5-9

Description: This is the best known of the North American aralias, occurring wild in eastern USA from Pennsylvania southward, often growing in damp ground on disturbed edges of woodland. Mostly under 20 ft (6 m) tall, it spreads by root suckers to form thickets of rat

Growth Habit: Upright suckering habit

Comments: Prone tosuckering

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

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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