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Sun King Japanese Spikenard

Original price $49.99 - Original price $49.99
Original price
$49.99 - $49.99
Current price $49.99
Size: 1 Gallon

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This item typically arrives in 5-10 days. Need to delay shipping? Just leave a note at checkout!

Shipping Details

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Warranty & Returns

Standard Warranty:

All of our trees and shrubs come with a 30-day warranty from the date of delivery. This means that if your tree/shrub is damaged in shipment or if it dies within 30 days of your delivery, we will gladly offer a replacement or credit. Should you receive your tree/shrub during dormancy, and it does not emerge from dormancy by June 1st - the same replacement policy applies.

If, within this period, you notice any issues with the health or condition of your plants, please contact us immediately. We will work with you to provide a suitable solution.

1 Year Extended Warranty Option:

For added peace of mind, we offer a 1 year extended warranty option. You can choose to purchase an extended warranty for 12% of your cart total at the time of purchase. This extended warranty covers your trees and shrubs for 1 year from the date of delivery. If your tree/shrub dies within the extended warranty period, we will provide you with a replacement plant or issue store credit for the amount of your original purchase. Shipping fees are not included.

3. Warranty Claim Process:

If you need to make a warranty claim, please follow these steps:

  • Contact our customer support team at as soon as you notice any issues with your plant's health.
  • Provide your order number, a description of the issue, and photos documenting the issue.
  • We may request additional photos or other information to assess the problem.

How are heights measured?

Tree and Shrub heights are measured from the top of the root ball or soil, measuring only the above ground portion of your tree your shrub.

How does shipping work?

We ship either UPS or via our own delivery trucks. After you place your order you'll receive notifications at each step of the way to keep you informed on your item's travels!

Many items are listed in Gallon sizes, what does that mean?

The Gallons refer to the size of the pot that the plant is in. It's simply an industry standard for sizing trees and shrubs. All of our items should have the actual height listed on the description page. If you have any questions regarding sizing, feel free to reach out to us!

Do you help with plant suggestions?

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Can I postpone my delivery date?

Sure! Include a note during checkout or reach out to us at immediately after placing your order, and we'd be happy to help!


The Sun King Japanese Spikenard, also known as Aralia cordata 'Sun King,' is a remarkable perennial that adds a vibrant touch to any garden. Its striking, golden foliage steals the spotlight, illuminating your outdoor space and creating a stunning focal point.

Key Features:

  • Gorgeous Gold Foliage: The Sun King Japanese Spikenard boasts radiant, golden leaves that bring a burst of color to your garden throughout the growing season.
  • Versatile Growth: This hardy perennial thrives in a variety of growing zones, making it a reliable choice for gardeners across the country.
  • Low Maintenance: Easy to care for, this plant requires minimal attention while offering maximum visual impact.

Basic Care Tips:

Planting: When planting your Sun King Japanese Spikenard, choose a location with well-draining soil and partial to full shade. This adaptable perennial can grow in a range of soil types, but it prefers slightly acidic conditions. Plant it in the spring or fall for best results.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the hot summer months. Be sure not to overwater, as this plant prefers well-drained soil. Adding a layer of mulch around the base will help retain moisture and keep the roots cool.

Pruning: Prune your Sun King Japanese Spikenard in the late winter or early spring to encourage new growth. Remove any dead or damaged leaves and stems to maintain its shape and vitality.

Fertilizing: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to promote healthy growth. This plant typically doesn't require excessive feeding.

Growing Zones:

The Sun King Japanese Spikenard is well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9. Whether you're in a cooler northern climate or a milder southern region, you can enjoy the charm of this perennial in your garden.



Botanical Name: Aralia cordata
Common Name: 'Sun King' Golden Japanese Spikenard
Foliage: Yellow/Green
Flower Color: White
Growing Zones: 3-9
Light Requirements: Partial Sun, Full Shade
Mature Size: 2-3' Tall x 2-3' Wide