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03/11/2013 at 10:59
I've just been catching up on gardeners world & I saw a Schefflera Impressa (hardy umbrella tree). I like the look of this & wonder if anybody has any experience of them. I just did a quick search & can't find any for sale online , so I'm assuming that means it'll cost an arm & a leg?
03/11/2013 at 16:27
Looks a lively plant, great foliage, but just bumping thread up as I dint know anything about it sorry. Hope someone can get back to you.
03/11/2013 at 16:37
Me too,
It's not looking good though!
03/11/2013 at 18:00

I thought Crug farm sold it - have you tried their site? P&P tends to be very expensive.

Another hardy scheffie is Schefflera taiwana (http://www.duchyofcornwallnursery.co.uk/) sells it.

03/11/2013 at 18:05

Are they really hardy or just hardy in a sheltered corner in the far south west with a nice warm wall behind them?

03/11/2013 at 18:17
Thanks Blairs,
Duchy site only has http://www.duchyofcornwallnursery.co.uk/plants-and-flowers/shrubs/shrubs/schefflera-rhododendrifolia/c-psh-scheff/
I know even less about that variety- but price isn't extortionate.
03/11/2013 at 18:19
Nutcutlet, you may be onto something. The variety sold by duchy of Cornwall are not what I would call hardy.
03/11/2013 at 18:21

Don't let me put you off Gothic, I know nothing about them. I just wondered re their hardiness

03/11/2013 at 18:24

Schefflera rhododendrifolia is impressa.

There is a blog in the UK about hardy scheffies:

http://www.alternativeeden.com/2011/11/scheffleras-in-garden.html

03/11/2013 at 18:32
Nice one blairs- looks like you've cracked it.
I may be spending again!
04/11/2013 at 16:28

I have one which I put out in summer and put inside with out heating and water once a month.

04/11/2013 at 17:13
Thank you Rose,
So not really hardy then? I have a sheltered spot for it - not worth risking it in your opinion?
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