One of the best shrubs for heavily shaded areas, easily withstanding poor soil, urban air pollution, and windy conditions. The foliage is bright, glossy, green with compound leaflets. The twigs have sharp prickles at the nodes, a good choice for a privacy hedge or barrier.
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This shade- and sun-tolerant plant can easily withstand poor soils, urban air pollution, and windy conditions. Acanthopanax is dioecious. Almost all of the plants sold commercially are females, so little or no fruit is produced. Upright thorny shrub; ideal for a privacy hedge or barrier.