University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Fiveleaf Aralia
Eleutherococcus sieboldianus or Acanthopanax sieboldianus
Fiveleaf Aralia flowers and fruit
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage


Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8 
Mature Height: 8-10 Feet
Mature Width: 8-10 Feet
Features: Rich dark green foliage throughout season.
Culture: Full sun to shade; moist, well-drained soils; tolerates dry sites; tolerates alkaline soil.
Cultivars:
  • 'Variegatus' - Green leaves with creamy white edges, 6-8 feet tall.
Mature Form: Rounded with arching branches
Native To: Japan
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Use for: Barrier.Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Foundation
Use for: Hedge.Hedge
Massing
Naturalizing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
Variegated
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: Stems bear sharp prickles at the base of each leaf.

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