Devil'S Walking Stick Tree

Devil'S Walking Stick Tree

Devil'S Walking Stick Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Aralia spinosa
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Slow to moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to shade; range of soil conditions including dry and heavy clay soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Stiff branches at right angles
Height:   10 to 20'
Weight:   Varies
Leaf:   32 to 64" bi- to tri-pinnately compound leaves; bronze new foliage; yellow to red-orange fall foliage
Flower/Fruit:   3 to 4" cluster of creamy white flowers in summer; compact cluster of purple-black berries
Comments:    Native; thorny; can spread by suckers; fruit attracts birds, flowers attract bees and tiger swallowtail butterflies; easy to transplant
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Variegata