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Last post 09-05-2012 8:46 AM by Silver surfer. 5 replies.
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Havent got a clue..any help much appreciated!
I believe it is Aralia spinosa. Grows tall and suckers to form large clumps.
To be sure would you please check the trunk/ stem by carefully running your hand up it.
If I am right it will be prickly!
If smooth please report back.
Thanks for the prompt reply! I'll double check when I get home but from memory I do believe its a bit thorny:)
Does it look like this in summer? Then I think it might be Aralia elata - Japanese Angelica Tree. No trunk thorns on this one!
Hi. We havent seen it in the summer yet (only moved in in october), but having had a look at it last night I believe its the Aralia spinosa as it does look very similar.
It could well be Aralia elata.
However, this also has spines! We have one and it is lethal.
Quote from site below...
"Prickles and spines cover the branches and stems of both species, with the two plants featuring compound leaves," Read more: Difference Between Aralia Spinosa and Aralia Elata | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_10012710_difference-between-aralia-spinosa-aralia-elata.html#ixzz1uMAYUuJI
Quote. see below.....When locating in the garden, select a place that provides protection from the wind. Not well suited near swimming pool or walk where spines may prick the unsuspecting passerby."