Pot Size: 1 litre (deep)
Description: From a genus of trees in the Aralia family that is virtually unknown in cultivation. We encountered this species while on our Himalayan expedition in 2013 on our ascent to the Singalila Range at 2750 m. Often found growing in the same conditions as Merrilliopanax, where they can form significant sized ancient trees draped in decades of moss cover. The foliage in composed of 5-3 or 1 leaflets on young plants, the leaflets to 17 cm long by 5.5 cm wide are held on similarly long petioles. The terminal inflorescences bear round black fruit in loose compound umbels held on long stems. Best grown in a reasonably well drained soil with plenty of added humus to retain some moisture. Is shade tolerant, but flowers and fruits better in good light that is not too hot.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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