• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderately fast growing; reaches 15 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Magnificent Evergreen Shrub
    Blooms:
    Late summer, followed by ornamental purple berries.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:shef-LER-uh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Moderately fast growing; reaches 15 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late summer, followed by ornamental purple berries.
    Flower color:Green
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Tropical
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasPlant in bright shaded conditions to add an elegant, distinctive texture. Perfect for adding a tropical flair to any landscape. A striking container specimen even for cold winter areas, where it may be featured in courtyard or dappled shade patio in the warm season, then overwintered indoors in a bright location when temperatures drop.
    Companion PlantsMontbretia (Crocosmia); Clumping Bamboo (Fargesia); Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Chocolate Vine (Akebia); Banana Shrub (Michelia Figo)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, well-drained soil. Thrives in bright shade to sun in cool summer climates. Protect from harsh sun in hot, dry summer areas. Water regularly to maintain soil that is evenly moist but not soggy. May be overwintered indoors in colder winter regions or grown as houseplant in a cool location with bright, indirect light.
    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 often.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The first of this hardiest of hardy schefflera species, the Schefflera taiwaniana 'Yuan Shan', was collected by plant explorer Daniel J. Hinkley from the slopes of the highest mountain in Taiwan in 1999. The Winged Phoenix™ cultivar is a 2018 Monrovia introduction.