Schefflera brevipedunculataItem #5293 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 10
From the mountains of Vietnam comes this unique multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with umbrella-like palmate leaves. Stunning tropical foliage emerges pale fawn in spring, maturing to rich deep green. Mid-summer flowers are followed by purple fruit. Adds excellent texture to the landscape. Makes a superb container plant in colder climates.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:shef-LER-uh brev-ee-ped-un-kew-LAY-tuhDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches 10 - 15 ft. tall and wide; shorter if grown in a container.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Mid summerFlower color:WhiteGarden styleTropical
- CareCare InformationProvide well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system.Tolerates sun in coastal settings; best with some shade and ample water in hot, dry climates.Light Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Newly recognized in the Flora of China, the name of Schefflera brevipedunculata is a work in progress. A close ally to Schefflera alpiinia this unique shrub may indeed prove to be a variety of it.