Schefflera rhododendrifolia

Schefflera rhododendrifolia

Umbrella tree

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Flowers

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Fruits

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  • Botanical name: Schefflera rhododendrifolia
  • Common name: Umbrella tree
  • Family: Araliaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Schefflera rhododendrifolia is a hardy umbrella tree, native to the Himalayas. Growing to an eventual height of 10m, it forms attractive umbrella-like leaves on purple stems. From late summer and into autumn, cream flowers are produced, similar to those of fatsia. Panicles of black fruit appear in summer. It’s perfect for adding a touch of the exotic to your garden without the risk of losing it in winter. 

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Grow Schefflera rhododendrifolia in full sun or partial shade, in moist, well-drained soil that has has been improved with organic matter. A sheltered spot is best, and young plants will need some extra protection from frosts.

How to grow Schefflera rhododendrifolia

  • Plant size

    10m height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Schefflera rhododendrifolia and wildlife

Schefflera rhododendrifolia has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Schefflera rhododendrifolia poisonous?

Schefflera rhododendrifolia has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People