Aralia Spinosa-a little heard of or talked about native.........
I'm wondering why I don't see it mentioned more, or on more trade lists of folks who are into natives. Is it maybe thought of as a thug or something? Disliked due to the thorns? Considered too invasive?
I have it in my front yard woods, and have only seen it bloom one time where the shade was quite dappled. A neighbor had a plant just appear (and bloom) in her fence row in partial shade, and we were both in awe at the beautiful huge bloom that was about 18" across, if I remember correctly.
Does anyone else have it and love it?
Have it and hate it? I hated it until I read a bit about it and saw it in bloom...and before I developed an appreciation for natives.
I'd love to hear more about it. Sometime in my spare (?) time, I plan to more a couple of mine, in the hopes of getting to see them bloom regularly each year.
Here is a link that might be useful: Aralia Spinosa