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Queensland umbrella tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Schefflera actinophylla

 

Queensland umbrella tree

Schefflera arboricola, or Umbrella tree, is a native of South East Asia. It is evergreen, with palmate leaves and small umbels of flowers.Grown as an indoor pot-plant in cooler climes. Schefflera actinophylla, which has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit, has bright red spikes of flowers in Summer and early Autumn.

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plant Features
  • Queensland umbrella tree likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Queensland umbrella tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Queensland umbrella tree is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Queensland umbrella tree likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Queensland umbrella tree

Latin name

Schefflera actinophylla

type

Shrub

family

Araliaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Queensland umbrella tree likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Queensland umbrella tree is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Queensland umbrella tree likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Queensland umbrella tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Queensland umbrella tree is 3.00meters x 5.00meters 3.00 M 5.00 M

Schefflera actinophylla

Schefflera arboricola, or Umbrella tree, is a native of South East Asia. It is evergreen, with palmate leaves and small umbels of flowers.Grown as an indoor pot-plant in cooler climes. Schefflera actinophylla, which has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit, has bright red spikes of flowers in Summer and early Autumn.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

They need bright but in-direct light. A common complaint about schefflera plants is that they get leggy and floppy. This problem is caused by too little light. Making sure that you are growing schefflera in bright but in-direct light will help prevent leggy growth. On the other side, you do not want to place a schefflera houseplant in direct, bright light, as this will burn the leaves. Only grow outdoors where the temperature does not fall below 55F.

 
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