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Schefflera actinophylla


Australian Ivy-Palm, Schefflera




Origin:  Australia and New Guinea.
Family
Araliaceae
Genus
Schefflera
Species
actinophylla
Category
Tropicals
Type
Shrub (evergreen)
USDA Hardiness Zone
11
Canadian Hardiness Zone
Requires cool season protection under glass.
RHS Hardiness Zone
H1c
Temperature (°C)
4 - 10
Temperature (°F)
40 - 50
Height
12 - 15 m
Spread
4.5 - 6 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
General Description
Large evergreen shrub.
Landscape
Patio or container plants.
Cultivation
In tropical and interior landscapes they respond well to severe cutbacks when becoming overgrown even to the point of pruning to the bare stems where no leaves remain, they will rebound.
Growth
Fast
ID Characteristic
Leathery leaves of 5 or more radiating oblong leaflets.
Pests
No major issues.
Flower Description
This plant produces red flowers when it is grown outdoors.
Propagation
Seed or semi-hardwood cuttings.
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