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Schefflera arboricola

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Photo Locations: Longwood Gardens - Kennette Square, PA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Also used as indoor house plant.

Native to Taiwan.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Araliaceae


Heptapleurum arboricolum

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

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 reproductive parts (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.

Moist Soil.

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. Aug 9, 2020.
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