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Schefflera delavayi
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Umbrella Tree

Schefflera

Schefflera delavayi partial shade

Inciting a hubbub of horticultural intrigue because of its house plant affiliations, this bold tropicalthemed broadleaf evergreen is surprisingly hardy. Low-branching Schefflera delavayi launches wide umbrellas of lobed Oak-shaped new growth cloaked with an alluring fawn-colored fuzz and mature, glossy green compound leaves that can reach a massive 3 ft. across, while long lacy sprays distinguished by petite white flowers make a luminous autumn display. An Aralia family member indigenous to southeastern China and Vietnam's higher regions, the Umbrella Tree needs dappled shade and rich well-drained evenly moist soil to sustain its gallant good looks.

Blooms October.

Size: 10' 0"–15' 0" high x 5' 0"–8' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.

Schefflera delavayi (S-0780)
Each $27.50
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