• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 10 - 15 ft. tall and wide; shorter if grown in a container.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Midsummer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:shef-LER-uh brev-ee-ped-un-kew-LAY-tuh
    Plant type:Tree, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 10 - 15 ft. tall and wide; shorter if grown in a container.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Midsummer
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Tropical
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, moist, well-drained soil. Tolerates sun in coastal settings; best with some shade and ample water in hot, dry climates. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.

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