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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 10 - 15 ft. tall and wide; shorter if grown in a container.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:shef-LER-uh brev-ee-ped-un-kew-LAY-tuhDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches 10 - 15 ft. tall and wide; shorter if grown in a container.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:MidsummerFlower color:White
- CareCare InformationProvide 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:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
- 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.