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PlantFiles: Schefflera
Schefflera delavayi

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Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Schefflera (shef-LER-uh) (Info)
Species: delavayi (del-uh-VAY-ee) (Info)

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral billyvanbakker On Jan 19, 2014, billyvanbakker from Yonkers, NY wrote:

Purchased thus plant from Far Reaches farm. Planted it out in spring of 13. Slow grower but now it's Janruary 14 and not one bit of cold damage. The proof will be when spring comes. Very excited to see. Btw, this winter it's dropped near zero f.

Positive RonDEZone7a On Jun 24, 2013, RonDEZone7a from Wilmington, DE (Zone 7a) wrote:

Schefflera delavayi has proved to be amazingly hardy. I am in Zone 7a in northern Delaware and this species survived unprotected in my garden, through one normal winter so far, with virtually no damage. The foliage droops in below-freezing weather but perks up once warm weather returns. It is a woodland species so I have mine growing mostly in light shade, with little direct sun.

I would recommend growing this plant in a pot for a few years (bring it inside in winter), to develop a good root system, before planting it in the ground. The reason being, small mail-order plants tend to be recently rooted cuttings and can be a little delicate.

Neutral lisamichelle On Jan 15, 2010, lisamichelle from Hendersonville, TN wrote:

I just needed some help and had many questions on whether I could save mine or not as it had white circles of dust and sap leaking from it. Wanted to know what I could do if anything.

Positive growin On Feb 7, 2008, growin from Vancouver, BC (Zone 8b) wrote:

This nice Schefflera is turning out to be remarkably hardy. The leaves remind me of Schefflera actinophylla and seem to have a tomentosa on the undersides and new growth. Seems to be putting on good growth for that tropical affect in a temperate climate.

Regional...

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

Section, Alabama
Tarzana, California
Wilmington, Delaware
Yonkers, New York
Hendersonville, Tennessee
Norfolk, Virginia
Seattle, Washington



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