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Aralia elata (Angelica tree)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
12m
Max height
12m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Aralia elata

Other names

Angelica tree

Genus

Aralia Aralia

Species

A. elata - A. elata is a deciduous large shrub or small, open tree. It has arching branches of mid-green leaves with paler undersides. It bears tiny white flowers in large panicles in late summer and early autumn.


Aralia elata is: Deciduous

Tree shape

Open branched, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Yellow, Orange in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Thrips Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Thrips

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation

Propagate by seed when ripe or root cuttings and suckers. This plant is difficult to propagate and is therefore expensive.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed, Root cuttings


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Where to grow

Aralia elata (Angelica tree) will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 12m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, neutral, well-drained soil in partial shade. Shelter from strong winds.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Aralia elata

Other names

Angelica tree

Genus

Aralia Aralia

Species

A. elata - A. elata is a deciduous large shrub or small, open tree. It has arching branches of mid-green leaves with paler undersides. It bears tiny white flowers in large panicles in late summer and early autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Tree shape

Open branched, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Yellow, Orange in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Thrips

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation

Propagate by seed when ripe or root cuttings and suckers. This plant is difficult to propagate and is therefore expensive.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed, Root cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Aralia elata (Angelica tree) will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 12m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, neutral, well-drained soil in partial shade. Shelter from strong winds.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Aralia elata (Angelica tree)

Common pest name

Leaf spot: ginseng; Leaf spot: ornamentals

Scientific pest name

Alternaria panax

Type

Fungus

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A leaf spot disease; some commonly grown pot plants are hosts but main damage is to ginseng.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Aralia elata (Angelica tree)

Common pest name

pink wax scale; red was scale; ruby wax scale

Scientific pest name

Ceroplastes rubens

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Based on its biology and low potential impact continued action on this pest in the UK would not be considered appropriate. It is likely to be of more concern to southern Member States of the EU; as it is an economic pest of citrus.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Aralia elata (Angelica tree)

Common pest name

Black scale; Coffee scale; black; Nigra scale

Scientific pest name

Parasaissetia nigra

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Present at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew for in excess of 100 years. Candidate for deregulation.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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