Trees by Genus

Genus 'Aralia'

Aralia spinosa

Aralia spinosa (Devil's Walkingstick)

Aralia spinosa

Also known as: Hercules Club, Angelica Tree

Native: South-east United States

Location: Rarely cultivated.

An unusual tree. The berries and bark of roots contain a stimulant which has been used in medicine.


Leaf is unlike any other, 1-1.2m long, 0.7m wide. Each leaflet has a tiny stalk, but other Aralia species have sessile leaflets. The twigs bear stout prickles.


No sample available

Flowers are small, white, and opened in August in round clusters grouped into a huge panicle, sometimes about 1-1.2m long.


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Fruits are small round black and fleshy, ripening in October.