Dwarf Umbrella Tree (Schefflera arboricola)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 feet - 12 feet
Plant Spread: 4 feet - 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: Clusters of small orange-red berries
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Creamy yellowish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 19, 2011 4:31 PM

This is a plant from a dish garden we received for our 15th anniversary. We've been married 42 years and the tree has grown and bloomed. Originally thought I'd plant it in the yard when it got large enough but it's remained a container plant all these years. It sits out under taller trees in the backyard and the roots have escaped the drainage holes of the pot into the ground. I'm considering cutting the old plastic pot away but can't decide whether I want to let it grow where it is or get a new container for it!

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Does anyone else suspect this might be S. actinophylla? by purpleinopp Dec 18, 2016 4:08 PM 5
Looking for recommendations by Lorelei1973 Aug 9, 2020 3:55 PM 13
Leaves falling off by Kennethc Jul 12, 2020 11:33 AM 2
My schefflera looks starting to wilt, what can I do for it? by absoluteblackthumb Jul 4, 2020 2:33 PM 7
Out of control by Catfran Jun 30, 2020 9:38 AM 6
Umbrella plant (Schefflera) dropping a lot of leaves by markus674 Jun 29, 2020 10:10 AM 5
Is this umbrella plant dying? by Lynnda Jun 19, 2020 4:50 AM 13
White dry spots?? by PineapplesonPizza19 Jun 15, 2020 9:20 AM 3
schefflera getting brown patches on leaves within 24 hours by Masoud Jul 10, 2020 3:51 AM 11
What type of plant is this? by merepere Jun 13, 2020 10:02 AM 9
What type of plant is this and how much light? by merepere Jun 12, 2020 5:38 PM 2

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