Schefflera arboricola

Botanical Name: Schefflera arboricola

Phonetic: shef-LEER-uh Are-Bore-ih-Koe-luh

Common Name(s): Umbrella Plant/Umbrella Tree

Family: Araliaceae
Origin: Taiwan
Plant Type: Broadleaf shrub/small tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Palmate, compound
Number of Leaflets: 7-9
Leaf Color: Glossy green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Coarse
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Rarely flowers indoors, summer
Flower Color(s): Red

Exposure: Bright part shade locations
USDA: 10-12
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate:               
Height: 10-25 Feet
Spread: 4-8 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, mealybugs, aphids, thrips, spider mites
Soil: Peaty well-drained soil mix

Features: Can grow as an epiphyte in the wild, orange drupes
Uses: Indoor, containers, specimen, accent, hedge

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