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Umbrella Tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Schefflera digitata

 

Umbrella Tree

Schefflera digitata, or Umbrella tree, is a native of New Zealand. It is a spreading, small tree, with palmate leaves and umbels of greenish flowers that are followed by round, purple, fleshy fruits. It is often grown indoors as a container plant. In its native country it can grow to 8m.

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plant Features
  • Umbrella Tree likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Umbrella Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Umbrella Tree is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Umbrella Tree likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Umbrella Tree

Latin name

Schefflera digitata

type

Shrub

family

Araliaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Umbrella Tree likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Umbrella Tree is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Umbrella Tree likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    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 Umbrella Tree is 3.00meters x 3.00meters 3.00 M 3.00 M

Schefflera digitata

Schefflera digitata, or Umbrella tree, is a native of New Zealand. It is a spreading, small tree, with palmate leaves and umbels of greenish flowers that are followed by round, purple, fleshy fruits. It is often grown indoors as a container plant. In its native country it can grow to 8m.


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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