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.

Foliage

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.

Flowers

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.

Fruits

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