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PlantFiles: Fern Leaf Aralia
Polyscias cumingiana

Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Polyscias (pol-ISS-skee-as) (Info)
Species: cumingiana (kum-ing-ee-AH-na) (Info)

Synonym:Polyscias rumphiana
Synonym:Polyscias cumingii

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

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

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us


No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral olddude On Aug 13, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

Other synonyms:Anomopanax cumingianus (C.Presl) Merr.
Aralia naumannii Marchal
Arthrophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Maingay ex C.B.Clarke
Nothopanax crispatus (W.Bull) Merr.
Nothopanax cumingianus (C.Presl) Seem.
Nothopanax pinnatus (Lam.) Miq.
Panax bandanensis Zipp. ex Span.
Panax crispatus W.Bull
Panax cumingianus (C.Presl) Rolfe
Panax pinnatus Lam.
Panax secundus Schult.
Paratropia cumingiana


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

Big Pine Key, Florida

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