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Aralia spinosaAralia spinosa

Devil's walking stick

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 20-30'
Spread: 12-20'
Flowers: Jul.-Aug.; white
Fruit: Aug.-Sept.; black; berry
Fall color: yellow

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 5.5-7.1
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

moist woods, stream banks, roadsides

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal Beneficial insect *
high wildlife value

Notes

seeds are poisonous if chewed; low maintenance; spreads from new shoots; thorny, clublike stem



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1274.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004