Aralia cordata 'Sun King' has tropical-looking, bright golden green compound leaves with reddish-brown stems. Also known as Golden Japanese Spikenard, Aralia 'Sun King's tiny white, late summer flowers are followed by inedible, purple-black fruits. Aralia 'Sun King's foliage stays chartreuse to yellow all summer depending on the amount of sun.
Aralia cordata 'Sun King' prefers partial shade; its best color being achieved with at least a couple hours of morning sun. It is happiest in moist, well-drained soil. This perennial is likely to mature to a larger size over time.