Which schefflera ?

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Which schefflera ?

Post by The Codfather » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:26 pm

Would I be right in saying that schefflera impressa is hardier than schefflera taiwaniana ? If not which is the hardiest as I really fancy a go with one of these.
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Re: Which schefflera ?

Post by Kristen » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:42 pm

Dunno if any help? but I stored this link when contemplating buying mine
http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... 31&t=13616

and have this (more recent) link stored too:
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... lla-plants

I bought Schefflera rhododendrifolia from www.duchyofcornwallnursery.co.uk
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Re: Which schefflera ?

Post by pdid » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:11 pm

I'd go with Rhododendrifolia too. It's available cheap enough and is probably the hardiest.


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Re: Which schefflera ?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:13 pm

Another vote for Rhododendrifolia


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Re: Which schefflera ?

Post by phatplants » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:40 pm

Rhododendrifolia all the way


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Re: Which schefflera ?

Post by The Codfather » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:54 pm

pdid wrote:I'd go with Rhododendrifolia too. It's available cheap enough and is probably the hardiest.
Which is what I said.....impressa
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Re: Which schefflera ?

Post by The Codfather » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:00 pm

They have non...... :(
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Re: Which schefflera ?

Post by DiCasS » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:20 pm

I'm afraid I'm sticking up for the Taiwaniana, mainly because it's still with me and growing well now after that bad Winter and I'm thinking/hoping if it can get through that Winter, it will be fine from now on and only get bigger and stronger as the years go on. As for the Rhododendrifolia, it's been fine since planting out, but there again hasn't seen anywhere near the conditions that Taiwaniana has endured, so got no real idea how hardy this one is.

Both are nice Scheffies, so whichever one you chose will be a nice addition to your garden icon_cheers

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Re: Which schefflera ?

Post by pdid » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:23 pm

The Codfather wrote:
pdid wrote:I'd go with Rhododendrifolia too. It's available cheap enough and is probably the hardiest.
Which is what I asked.....impressa
Fixed that for you. Yes rhododendrifolia and impressa are the same plant although different forms exist. As I said it is probably the hardiest.


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Re: Which schefflera ?

Post by The Codfather » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:47 pm

pdid wrote:
The Codfather wrote:
pdid wrote:I'd go with Rhododendrifolia too. It's available cheap enough and is probably the hardiest.
Which is what I asked.....impressa
Fixed that for you. Yes rhododendrifolia and impressa are the same plant although different forms exist. As I said it is probably the hardiest.
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Re: Which schefflera ?

Post by The Codfather » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:48 pm

Need to find them now........I take it nobody has any cuttings for sale
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Re: Which schefflera ?

Post by countrylover » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:04 pm

Still looking for a huge Pseudopanax crassifolius...


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Re: Which schefflera ?

Post by Kristen » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:27 pm

Duchy not listing it at present, I bought mine in Nov 2012 and then it cost 14.99 in case that is any help in your price comparisons - perhaps they do get stock periodically during the season, which won't be any help if you want it NOW! of course.
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Re: Which schefflera ?

Post by Mr List » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:06 am

chapana is my favourite ,
kev spence from GOTE reckons that is the hardiest and it has lovely purple colouration and real wheel shapes to the whorls.


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Re: Which schefflera ?

Post by multim » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:14 am

When I visited Dutchy last Sept, they said that had 'loads' of Rhodo's. If you contact them they will tell you of stock availability as the website isn't an accurate indication.
Desert to Jungle may have some as might Lower Kenneggy.
Otherwise Crug Farm will probably have most forms at a price but I understand they are good plants.
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