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
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 6 feet - 12 feet
Plant Spread: 4 feet - 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Yellowish white
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by plantladylin (Florida Zone 9b, 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
What is this plant? by AmandaKa Sep 18, 2018 5:18 AM 3
Please help my dying shrubs! by Bheilmannd Sep 8, 2018 9:25 PM 6
New to Houseplants help! by Klmm1224 Aug 22, 2018 6:36 PM 6
What's the name of this plant please? by tilderjones Aug 21, 2018 1:33 PM 9
Please advise me on my schefflera - I'm so distressed :-( by cerelia Aug 3, 2018 10:23 AM 6
Many species in one pot, pictures. by MindiHammerstone Aug 1, 2018 4:20 PM 7
Houseplant with ants by tmp90 Jul 16, 2018 5:25 PM 5
Pot with integrated stake! Can't get Umbrella plant out for re-potting! by MacDimm Jul 17, 2018 7:08 AM 6
What kind of plant is this? by justaguest Jun 26, 2018 8:10 AM 3
Trying to identify this plant by LEAHANNE Jun 21, 2018 8:34 AM 5

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