Umbrella plant

Schefflera taiwaniana

Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Schefflera (shef-LER-uh) (Info)
Species: taiwaniana

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lincoln,

San Jose, California

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 5, 2016, longjonsilverz from Centreville, MD wrote:

I tried 2 of these this year in Eastern Maryland (zone 7). One in a pot in the shade and another in the ground in the shade but with some morning sun. As soon as the temperatures got in the upper 80's in the spring, the one in the ground got scorched by the sun. Later in the summer when the temperatures started to get consistently above 90F, they both began to die. Since I have not had these long enough to definitively say what the reason is, I won't say for certain what the cause of death was, but it definitely appears to be the heat or the high humidity. Unfortunately the expensive price combined with the difficulty of finding these plants makes it not really worth trying these here again unless I can find a good deal. These are probably much better suited for the West Coast and oth... read more

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