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Yuan Shan Hardy Schefflera

Schefflera taiwaniana 'Yuan Shan'

Assuredly the hardiest and rarest species of its clan! This unique schefflera - one of the most exciting new introductions from Dan Hinkley - comes from the slopes of the highest mountain in Taiwan. Sensational, evergreen pinnate foliage along the stems, provide distinctive texture to a bright shade garden. A superb container plant.
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7-10: Outdoor
Grow Indoors in all zones

Good to Grow...indoors:


Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.


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Botanical Pronunciationshef-LER-uh
Average Size at MaturityUpright shrub or small tree, reaching 15 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer to Early Fall
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Tropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Houseplant, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsMontbretia (Crocosmia); Banana Shrub (Michelia Figo); Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Chocolate Vine (Akebia); Clumping Bamboo (Fargesia)

Provide organically rich, moist, well-drained soil. Thrives in bright shade to sun in cool summer climates. Protect from harsh sun in hot, dry summer areas. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

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Grow Indoors in All Zones