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Acanthopanax sieboldianus

Fiveleaf Aralia

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.

  • »  Reclassified as Eleutherococcus sieboldianus
  • »  Clusters of greenish-white flowers are insignificant
  • »  Rapid growing with compound, dark green toothed leaves
  • »  Each leaf contains five to seven leaflets
  • »  Fertilized flowers will produce small black berries
  • »  Bloom Time: May to June

3gal
$39.00
  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:4
  • Height:250-300 cm
  • Spread:250-300 cm
  • Bloom Color: Green, White
Exposure
Full Shade
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture
Average to Dry Soils
Growth Rate
Medium
Critter
Deer Resistant
Attributes
Deciduous
Drought Tolerant
Flowering Time
Spring
Habit
Oval
Upright
Foliage Color
Green
Landscape uses
Hedge
Screening (privacy)
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Acanthopanax sieboldianus

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.