The Japanese angelica tree is particularly decorative by the shape that is created with its foliage and trunks. The leaves can reach 60 to 120 cm. In Summer, white flowers appear at the end of the shoots. The foliage of ARALIA elata is green and takes on stunning yellow, orange and red fall colors. In Japan and Korea the young shoots are eaten in spring. These dishes are then called tara-no-me or namul respectively.