Aralia elata (Miq.) Seem.
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Usually a large shrub, up to 5m high.The huge leaves are double pinnate, up to 80cm long. The stems and the leaves are covered with prickles. The cream white flowers are growing in large panicles and followed by black berries. In autumn the leaves are coloured in yellow. only for warm conditions.

Home: Japan

Other views: Berries

Cultivated: Germany,France

Author: Ulrich Herzog

Ethnobotanical aspects of Aralia elata by Plants for a future database

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