Another from Crathes Castle gardens.Aberdeenshire. Scotland.

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  1. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Today.... Friend very kindly took me there again.
    Getting addicted to this amazing garden.
    Wish it wasn't so far away.

    Another new one for me.
    Wondering if it could it be Aralia cordata?
    Should have had a closer look at the leaves.
    Your expert help requested please.

    Sorry grey day /dark corner, pics not brilliant.
    1st pic taken in 2014..shrub next to Dove Cott.
    CRATHES  CASTLE  GARDENS 10-08-2014 13-53-011.JPG
    ARALIA  CORDATA  MAYBE 30-08-2021 14-29-47.JPG ARALIA  CORDATA  MAYBE 30-08-2021 14-30-45.JPG ARALIA  CORDATA  MAYBE 30-08-2021 14-30-50.JPG ARALIA  CORDATA  MAYBE 30-08-2021 14-31-15.JPG ARALIA  CORDATA  MAYBE 30-08-2021 14-31-25.JPG ARALIA  CORDATA  MAYBE 30-08-2021 14-32-27.JPG
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I don't know the genus that well, but looks like the Aralia californica we grow here. The inflorescence seems more pendant than cordata maybe? Could be a different species, but surely Aralia.
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Thank you for your help Eric.
    I don't know Aralia well but I was sure that is what it was from the flowers and berries.

    Having the old pic from 7 years ago I see it hasn't grown any taller.
    To left of Dove Cott, next to the steps...an extremely sheltered/shady part of this walled garden.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I posted photos of the Aralia californica at UBCBG at July in the garden, and three times since then.
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Just had a helpful reply from Head gardener James Hannaford....


    The plant is aralia cashmeriana, I split this earlier in the year. It is a very large woodland perennial which can reach up to 3m in the right conditions! It does need staking otherwise it tends to fall over before the end of the season."

    I think maybe this is now spelt differently ...Aralia cachemirica.



    Aralia cachemirica | Kashmir spikenard/RHS Gardening

    Aralia cachemirica - Kashmir Aralia

    File:Aralia cachemirica (7788892124).jpg - Wikimedia Commons



    I didn't know there are so many Aralia...found this thread...
    growingontheedge.net :: View topic - Aralia.
    Aralia - Wikipedia
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    It's a beautiful rainy day here today so I've been reading this and that on the computer. Spent some time looking at the Crathes Castle website and other castles in the vicinity.
    Your photo of the aralia in front of the rock wall of similar colour is beautiful.
    I'd sure love to visit there one day.
     

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