Landscaping With Devil’s Club Plants

Landscaping With Devil’s Club Plants

Usually a large shrub belonging to the Araliaceae family, devil’s club plants mainly has its origin in the woodlands of western North America, where the climatic condition is cool and moist. It makes an interesting conversation point in the garden as part of a natural landscaping, with wicked spines and impressive height. Oplopanax devil’s club is perfect for landscaping shady areas of the garden where soil is nitrogen rich and moist. If you are looking for a unique, but native specimen, a devil’s club growing in your garden will provide a wonderful surprise and many seasons of interest. To enjoy this amazing plant in your garden, find it in a native garden center. Never harvest wild plants from nature. Choose a shady to semi-shady location where drainage is good but there is plenty of organic material to keep moisture in the soil. Mulch around the plant after installation. Keep the plant moderately moist but not soggy.

Devil’s club doesn’t need much fertilizing but adding some well-rotted compost or leaf litter around the root zone will enhance its health. Cut off any damaged or dead leaves as they occur. This cousin of wild ginger will drop leaves after a cold snap, but new ones form in early spring. Enjoy the strange architecture of the naked landscaping plant but be careful of those stinging spines!

Backyard Garden With Devil's Club Plants

Backyard Garden With Devil's Club Plants

This species propagates via a layering process whereby they form clonal colonies.

Devil's Club Plants With Berries

Devil's Club Plants With Berries

Devil’s club plant (Oplopanax horridus) is a historical medicinal and herbal plant used for centuries by First Nations people. It is also known as devil’s walking stick or bear’s claw.

Devil's Club Plants With Large Leaves

Devil's Club Plants With Large Leaves

The plant is well armored with spines of many different sizes decorating the stems and even undersides of leaves.

Large Leaves Devil's Club Plants

Large Leaves Devil's Club Plants

Devil’s club requires full shade and has a preference for damp, acidic soils. Hence, it is suggested that if you are growing devil’s club, plant it in a damp region of your garden.

Outdoor Devil's Club Plants

Outdoor Devil's Club Plants

Devil’s club grows over a vast area ranging from south-central regions of Alaska to western Oregon and in the east up to western Alberta and Montana.

Devil's Club Plants With Red Berries

Devil's Club Plants With Red Berries

Devil’s club produces petite, white-greenish blooms that appear in pyramid-like clusters.

Green Leaves Devil's Club Plants

Green Leaves Devil's Club Plants

Devil’s clubs is well-known for the plant’s large palmate (shape of an open palm) leaves and straight woody stems.

Forest Garden With Devil's Club Plants

Forest Garden With Devil's Club Plants

Leaves are reminiscent of maples and the plant can grow 3 to 9 feet in height. The plant also produces panicles of white flowers which become thick clusters of red berries, favored by bears and other wild animals.

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