SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Longwood Gardens - Kennette Square, PA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Utility friendly tree.
Also used as indoor house plant.
Native to Taiwan.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 - 20 feet.
Width: 6 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Palmately Compound, Dark Green, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Yellow. Flowers in Summer. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Orange to Black Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Green, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 23 - 24; H1, H2.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Spider Mites.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Weak.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Schefflera arboricola Tree Record." 1995-2020. Jul 11, 2020.
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