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Schefflera taiwaniana (Hardy umbrella plant)

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
4m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
20-50 years (outdoors)
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Schefflera taiwaniana

Other names

Hardy umbrella plant

Genus

Schefflera Schefflera

Species

S. taiwaniana - S. taiwaniana is a tender, upright, multi-stemmed shrub or single-stemmed tree with large, glossy, palmate, dark green leaves divided into whorled, pointed, narrowly lance-shaped leaflets. Branched panicles of greenish-brown flowers in late summer are followed by purple-black fruit.


Schefflera taiwaniana is: Evergreen

Habit

Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Green-brown in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Thrips Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Thrips

General care

Pruning

Pinch out shoots to promote a bushier habit.

Propagation

Air layer in spring. Sow seeds at 20-25C in spring. Root semi-ripe cuttings using bottom heat.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Seed


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Where to grow

Schefflera taiwaniana (Hardy umbrella plant) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2.5m after 20-50 years (outdoors).

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Indoor, Greenhouse, Foliage only, Conservatory, City, Architectural, Mediterranean, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Needs protection from frost when young (less than 1m in height).

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Schefflera taiwaniana

Other names

Hardy umbrella plant

Genus

Schefflera Schefflera

Species

S. taiwaniana - S. taiwaniana is a tender, upright, multi-stemmed shrub or single-stemmed tree with large, glossy, palmate, dark green leaves divided into whorled, pointed, narrowly lance-shaped leaflets. Branched panicles of greenish-brown flowers in late summer are followed by purple-black fruit.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Green-brown in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Thrips

General care

Pruning

Pinch out shoots to promote a bushier habit.

Propagation

Air layer in spring. Sow seeds at 20-25C in spring. Root semi-ripe cuttings using bottom heat.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Schefflera taiwaniana (Hardy umbrella plant) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2.5m after 20-50 years (outdoors).

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Indoor, Greenhouse, Foliage only, Conservatory, City, Architectural, Mediterranean, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Needs protection from frost when young (less than 1m in height).

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Schefflera taiwaniana (Hardy umbrella plant)

Common pest name

Leaf spot: ginseng; Leaf spot: ornamentals

Scientific pest name

Alternaria panax

Type

Fungus

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A leaf spot disease; some commonly grown pot plants are hosts but main damage is to ginseng.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Schefflera taiwaniana (Hardy umbrella plant)

Common pest name

pink wax scale; red was scale; ruby wax scale

Scientific pest name

Ceroplastes rubens

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Based on its biology and low potential impact continued action on this pest in the UK would not be considered appropriate. It is likely to be of more concern to southern Member States of the EU; as it is an economic pest of citrus.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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