Schefflera taiwaniana

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Arlon Tishmarsh
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Schefflera taiwaniana

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:02 am

chainsaw kid wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:35 pm
From my previous experience ,I wouldn't believe anything Crug says. They seem to be slightly optimistic,
Or very overly optimistic in this case i think , Jas.


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Schefflera taiwaniana

Post by Chad » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:52 pm

Schefflera taiwaniana is reliable here [Inland Cornwall]. It is about to flower for the first time for me. This is Edward Needham's introduction [known informally as 'gracillimus'].
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Schefflera taiwaniana
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Schefflera taiwaniana flower buds
To my eye Schefflera rhododendrifolia is more coarse, but it is of proven hardiness in England. It flowers most years here.
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Schefflera rhododendrifolia
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Schefflera rhododendrifolia in flower
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Schefflera enneaphylla


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Post by Chad » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:57 pm

Schefflera enneaphylla is my favourite at the moment.
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Schefflera enneaphylla leaf
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Schefflera enneaphylla flowers
Thankfully they all flower at slightly different times, so seed is [so far] coming true. It needs an exceptionally mild winter to ripen though - being 'ripe' in the early spring.

Schefflera macrophylla defoliated at -5C in the poly tunnel and was trying to regrow from the top of bare stems.

I have cut it to the ground and it is regrowing.
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Schefflera macrophylla
It is reliable in 'coastal' Cornwall, though grows straight up to give a good view to passing helicopters!

See this discussion.

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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:18 am

Great stuff Chad, amazing Sheffie's.


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Post by DiCasS » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:25 pm

When I had my first macrophylla, I took Crug's low temperature as a rough guide. Unfortunately it died the first Winter, I had it for just a few months.

I've got another 2 which I've had for a few years, (one from Chad, thank you) but feel that they would both benefit from being out of their pots and planted in the ground, but that's not going to happen here I'm afraid.


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