Japanese angelica tree (Aralia elata) is hardy to zone 4. It grows best in sun but performs well in shade so long as the soil is loose and well drained. These trees have a tendency to sucker from the roots. They are relatively slow growing to 20 or 25 feet tall and wide.
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There are several beautiful but hard to find variegated forms of angelica tree. 'Variegata' and 'Silver Umbrella' have white edges on each leaf. (The tree pictured above is Aralia elata 'Variegata'.) 'Aureovariegata' leaves have a creamy yellow margin. All are a bit smaller than the species, 15' rather than 20'+. These varieties are usually grafted, in which case the rootstock may be the less hardy (zone 5), thorny relative known as devil's walking stick (A. spinosa). So don't allow suckers to persist and do watch out for thorns as you grasp them to pull them out.