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Udo is part of the Aralia genus. Its scientific name is Aralia cordata.

It is a flowering vegetable / herb that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more.

Udo is known for growing to a height of approximately 5.94 feet (that's 1.83 metres in metric) with a shrubby habit. This plant tends to bloom in late summer.

This plant is a great attractor for birds, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Udo is a great choice.

Japan is believed to be where Udo originates from.

Udo is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Udo have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Udo

  • Dappled Sun

  • Full Shade

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys dappled sun / full shade and remember to water moderately. The USDA Zones typically associated with Udo are Zone 4 and Zone 8. Keep in mind when planting that Udo is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Udo to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Udo from seed

Transplanting Udo

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Udo is a hardy plant.

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Other names for Udo

Aralia, Japanese Spikenard

Aralia cordata Thunb.

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