SCHEFFLERA taiwaniana

(Heptapleurum taiwanianum) - An architectural evergreen shrub or small tree which is totally hardy. The new growth shoots are silvery-green like fountains
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Elegant leaves composed of 7-11 pointed, smooth, dark grey-green leaflets 10-20cm (4-8in) long arranged like the spokes of a wheel
  • Green
    Greenish flowers
  • Height
    2-4m (6½-13ft)
  • Spread
    2-4m (6½-13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Broad, rounded evergreen shrub or small tree.
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from strong winds
  • Partial shade

SCHEFFLERA taiwaniana

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Good to know
    The late flowers provide food for insects and the berries for birds
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Taiwan
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Palmate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
  • Toxic - Category C
    May cause skin allergy
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
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2-4m (6½-13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-4m (6½-13ft)
 

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