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Tropical Zone Gardening: ID please....Trepanax?

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AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

July 16, 2009
6:20 PM

Post #6827186

Great leaves...can anyone help with the name?

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Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


July 16, 2009
11:34 PM

Post #6828349

Hi Carol, I saw that plant at the Garden Exchange labeled as a Schefflera. I can't find it in any book though.
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

July 17, 2009
2:19 AM

Post #6829043

Howdy girlfriend! Could it be schefflera actinophylla?
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/44639/

Yokwe,
Shari

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


July 17, 2009
2:23 AM

Post #6829056

Thanks Shari! Never thought it might be a cultivar of the common species.
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

July 17, 2009
5:41 AM

Post #6829647

Hmmmm. If you look at the petioles (which connects the leaf to the stem?)...mine are quite long which the Sheff. isn't. Do you think that matters?

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


July 17, 2009
5:59 AM

Post #6829667

The leaf petioles in Schefflera actinophylla are said to reach 32 inches long.
tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

July 17, 2009
12:17 PM

Post #6830022

That's a cultivar of the ordinary Umbrella Tree, Schefflera actinophylla? I saw something like that for sale one time but never took any notice of the name. Certainly a lot different to what I'm used to.
andymaycen
Keaau, HI

July 17, 2009
3:01 PM

Post #6830598

Hi,
It is Schefflera actinophylla 'Nova'...

Andy
tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

July 17, 2009
11:36 PM

Post #6832419

"Nova" to me for sure. The ordinary one is native here, also to Queensland and Papua New Guinea. In PNG I saw some growing as epiphytes. Or at least on other trees like ficus does.
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

July 18, 2009
2:26 AM

Post #6833069

Sheffy's'll do that...we have a HUGE Dward Shef that has 'strangled' two Ohia (tall trees) and the limbs are very 'viney'...Also the 'Octopus Tree'...that Brassaica (sp?) sprouts everywhere and eventually strangles the host. Better build a hurricane fense around that baby and get some Pit Bulls!!!

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