Sun King Udo (Aralia cordata 'Sun King')
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Deciduous Perennial Upright, Mounding
Buy Sun King Udo
Size Notes Price Availability
#1 gallon Field $17.72

Limited Availability
#2 gallon Field

New crop; 15" high; yellow foliage; FRESH; full; GREAT!


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#2 gallon Field $32.39
18 Flat Field $124.71

Limited Availability
Tray of 6 #1 gallons Field

Full Foliage





Plant Data

Mature Size 3 - 6 feet tall. 3 - 6 feet wide.
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Exposure Full Shade - Partial Shade
Moisture Tolerance Medium
Zones 4a - 8b (Usually hardy to -30° F)
Tags Container, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Fast Growth Rate, Formal Garden, Full Shade, Good for Cottage Garden, Good for Rock Garden, Grown For Attractive Foliage, Medium, Medium, Normal Soil, Partial Shade, Perennial, Rabbit Resistant, Shade Tolerant, Shrub, Tolerant of Moist Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Bloom Period July-September
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Golden Yellow


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We try very hard to source exactly what you’d like, but sometimes growers run out of plants! While this variety is a great deal at the price shown, we know that it has limited availability. If you want the plant even if it might be more expensive, or in a different size or quantity -- after you place your order, just send us a quick note at Then, we’ll try to get you some version of this from one of our growers. And if we can’t get it from anywhere, of course, we’ll send a refund!

Field-Grown vs. Greenhouse-Grown Plants

Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.

Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.

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No Pricing or Availability Right Now

We order from a rotating cast of the best nurseries in the Great Lakes region. It looks like we've offered this plant in the past, but the nurseries we're working with this week don't appear to have it in stock at the moment.

Our goal is to bring as many plants together under "one roof" as possible, so we'll try hard to make it available again in the future!