Aralia is a multi-stemmed, eye-catching member of the Araliaceae family, which includes over 70 species. They can look like medium to tall trees or stubby shrubs. Any option is suitable for gardening.
As a rule, Aralia appears as a medium-sized 10-13 ft (3-4 m) tree. It can grow up to 40 ft (12 m) in the wild. Sometimes Aralias happen to look like 5-6 ft (1.5 m) shrubs. An average Aralia has a spreading, decorative crown and a thin trunk covered with thorny wrinkled bark.
In July, the plant blooms with small white or yellowish-white flowers. They have a strong spicy aroma and a very attractive appearance.
After pollination, the plant produces fruits. But be careful: those dry bluish berries are not edible.