Which Schefflera for shropshire?

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Which Schefflera for shropshire?

Post by tropical Tom » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:35 am

I've got 50 quid........and I want a Schefflera............with big leaves............that will survive a colder winter than we have just had...........any ideas?.......... icon_scratch
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Re: Which Schefflera for shropshire?

Post by lesli5 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:58 am


After a month I go Taiwan and i bring for you Hardy. :)
But it's also good. Schefflera delavayi
Or Schefflera taiwaniana.

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Re: Which Schefflera for shropshire?

Post by Blairs » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:01 am

I would say schefflera delavayi for large leaves and hardiness. I do find caterpillars are partial to scheffies so do watch out for damage.

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Re: Which Schefflera for shropshire?

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:52 am

Schleffera Rhododendrofolia, bolt on hardy.

I got this one after Grub recommended it, his survived -13c untouched.
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Re: Which Schefflera for shropshire?

Post by pdid » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:36 am

I'd also look at Delavayi but I don't know of any suppliers selling large specimens. Have a look at the Alternative Eden blog for some schefflera pics.

There are not many plants available at the £50 price point, you're looking at between £10 and £20 for small specimens from Mark Fillan or Dutchy (might be worth ringing Pan Global, and Hardy Exotics also), or larger plants from Crug starting around £65.

Chapana and Alpinia are also worth considering but again you'll struggle for your budget.

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Re: Which Schefflera for shropshire?

Post by real_ale » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:09 am

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... NETTXT3487 here's a article about them.
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Re: Which Schefflera for shropshire?

Post by stephenprudence » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:41 pm

real_ale wrote:http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... NETTXT3487 here's a article about them.
I love how he says he doesn't recommend someone go and plant Schefflera arboricola in their garden :mrgreen:

damn! what was I thinking? :lol:

I'd actually go for a Schefflera taiwaniana but I simply don't have space in the garden.
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