Trees and shrubs

Thorny angelica, Aralia spinosa

The thorny angelica is an interesting shrub, both for its summer flowering and for its large, prickly leaves.

While there are many species (around 40), maintenance remains fairly identical and easy in all cases.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Aralia spinosa
Family : Araliaceae
Type : Shrub

: 3 to 8 m
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary

: Obsolete
Flowering : July to August

Planting thorny angelica

In autumn or spring, but preferably in autumn to facilitate good rooting before winter.

  • Follow our advice planting shrubs.

Pruning thorny angelica

No size is essential.

You can trim or balance the branches in early spring or in the fall after flowering.

To know about the thorny angelica

The thorny angelica, also known as the "Devil's Staff" or "Hercules' Club" is a shrub that adapts to most climates and virtually all soils.

Flowering is not significant as the foliage offers a very nice variety of colors in the fall.

Smart tip about thorny angelica

A mulching helps prevent weed growth and maintains humidity in summer.

To read also

  • Tips for properly pruning shrubs
  • Flowering shrub ideas for a hedge
  • The hedge, the best defense against disease
  • Summer flowering shrubs

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