Growing Aralia

Latin Name Pronunciation: a-ray'-lee-a 

All species in this genus come mainly from mountain woodland regions and are known for their striking foliage. They are very useful in the middle or back of the border, as well as in the woodland garden.

Grow in partial shade in moist but well-drained soil. Plants thrive in fertile, humus-rich soil, so provide a healthy layer of organic material such as compost, aged manure, or leaf mold.