Kalopanax septemlobus var. maximowiczii

Kalopanax septemlobus

Tree aralia

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

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Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

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Plant does not fruit in February

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Plant does fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Kalopanax septemlobus
  • Common name: Tree aralia
  • Family: Araliaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Despite its rather exotic appearance, the tree aralia, Kalopanax septemlobus, is a hardy, deciduous and highly ornamental tree. The leaves of Kalopanax septemlobus are highly variable in terms of how lobed they are – some plants will have leaves that are very deeply lobed, whereas others will not.

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As a relative of ivy, it produces pollinator-friendly flowers held in umbels, followed by black berries that attract birds. Stems are spiny when young, becoming less so as they mature. In gardens, it can either be left to grow into a large tree, or it can be cut back hard each year to produce larger leaves, as you can do with catalpa, cotinus and paulownia. In autumn, the leaves turn vivid shades of orange and yellow before falling.

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For best results, grow Kalopanax septemlobus in full sun or partial shade in moist, well-drained soil.

How to grow Kalopanax septemlobus

  • Plant size

    25m height

    20m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do not Sow in March

Do not Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Kalopanax septemlobus and wildlife

Kalopanax septemlobus is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers and has seeds for birds.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Kalopanax septemlobus poisonous?

Kalopanax septemlobus has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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