Aralia racemosa

American Spikenard

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This shrubby soft stemmed perennial is native to Eastern woodlands. Its purple stems and fabulous fruit display make it perfect for every Vermont garden. It prefers growing in average to moist part shade but will tolerate a wide range of soils.
Secondary Name:
American Spikenard
Plant Type:
Hardiness Zone:
New England & NY
Sun Exposure:
Ultimate Plant Height:
HT 36-60"
Ultimate Spread:
SP 36-60"
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