Aralia cordata 'Sun King'

9cm pot £9.99
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Buy Aralia cordata 'Sun King' aralia: A superb foliage plant

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun to partial or full shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Aralia is a great foliage plant that quickly forms a handsome mound of large, golden-green (or lime-coloured in shadier spots) leaves, which are held on rich mahogany stems. The tropical-looking foliage is reason enough to choose this plant, as it will add structure and form as well as colour to the planting scheme. In late summer however, tall flowerspikes appear, smothered in rounded clusters of tiny white flowers, and later rounded black (inedible) fruit - a bonus!

  • Garden care: Keep plants growing in full sun really well watered. Protect from strong winds. Remove suckers as soon as they appear, cutting them back to the base of the plant.

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Stunning Addition to the Border. A 'Must Have'.


In the Border. Makes good growth I the season. A beacon.

John B

Chipping Campden


Biding its time


The main problem has been its attractiveness to slugs; I twice thought that I had lost it entirely. While using a variety of slug deterrents has kept the plant alive, I'm yet to see more than a few leaves (hence the low rating). This year I'll try nematoads around this particular plant. At present not possible to give a recommendation as to purchase.



Promising, but too early to say


This is a plant new to me, and neither of the two I've bought from Crocus is established enough to judge - they were very small plants when bought in Spring and Autumn 2016. Try me again in a year or two. Two adjacent and majestic 'Conker Trees' combined with and active grew squirrel population are making things difficult. I'm surprised at being asked so soon after purchase at a time when 'time is needed' to make a judgement.

Dave ??????????

Outer North London


Great shape and vivid green


Low growing,strong colour for foliage contrast. It is a real slug magnet so had to put it in a pot.





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Hello, the leaves of my Aralia Cordata Sun King (planted in August 2015) are being munched by something, which has caused quite a bit of damage. I suspect it's slugs - is this plant particularly susceptible as nothing else is showing damage?


Hello there Yes unfortunately slugs and snails are partial to the new foliage so may need some protection from these pests. Hope this helps

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