Schefflera rhododendrifolia (Hardy Umbrella Tree)
Also called Schefflera impressa, this is an evergreen shrub-to-small-tree. Initially it develops a tall straight trunk before beginning to branch, could reach 3m. Contact us for plant availability and sizes.
Hardiness level Amber
Also called Schefflera impressa, this is an evergreen shrub-to-small-tree. Initially it develops a tall straight trunk before beginning to branch, could reach 3m. The leaves are arranged in a whorl of 6-10 leaflets with red stalks and stems up to 30cms in length. In late summer to early autumn blobs of creamy white flowers appear that then develop into black fruits.
Originally from the high altitude forests of India and Nepal, mature specimens are hardy in the UK down to -10 degrees. Best in a sheltered spot in full sun to partial shade and out of cold drying winds. Any moist but well-drained soil. 'By cuttings'
As with all woody plants, plant high, exposing as much of the taper at the base of the trunk as possible. Allowing soil to accumulate round the base of a tree can be fatal. Keep very well watered when first planted.
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