Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

User avatar
Blairs
Posts: 1014
Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:03 am
Location: Falkirk

Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

Post by Blairs » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:34 pm

Thought this was worth sharing here:

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... lla-plants

Will be interesting if the general public get into hardy schefflera.


User avatar
tropical Tom
Posts: 445
Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:38 am
Location: west mids

Re: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

Post by tropical Tom » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:55 pm

I've always wanted one but can never find one for sale :( anyone got any suggestions?
Why did my mum call me Keith.


User avatar
Springy
Posts: 1103
Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:24 pm
Location: Abingdon on Thames. Nr. Oxford

Re: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

Post by Springy » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:26 pm

tropical Tom wrote:I've always wanted one but can never find one for sale :( anyone got any suggestions?
Fantsipanensis and taiwaniana on eBay at the moment!


User avatar
Blairs
Posts: 1014
Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:03 am
Location: Falkirk

Re: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

Post by Blairs » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:50 pm

Springy wrote:
tropical Tom wrote:I've always wanted one but can never find one for sale :( anyone got any suggestions?
Fantsipanensis and taiwaniana on eBay at the moment!
Is fantsipanensis hardy here? £35 plus pp seems a tad steep for a cutting but it is rare.

I bought my 4 hardy scheffies from dutchy and tuckermarshplant, latter has them in stock now.


User avatar
Springy
Posts: 1103
Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:24 pm
Location: Abingdon on Thames. Nr. Oxford

Re: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

Post by Springy » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:57 am

Blairs wrote:
Springy wrote:
tropical Tom wrote:I've always wanted one but can never find one for sale :( anyone got any suggestions?
Fantsipanensis and taiwaniana on eBay at the moment!
Is fantsipanensis hardy here? £35 plus pp seems a tad steep for a cutting but it is rare.

I bought my 4 hardy scheffies from dutchy and tuckermarshplant, latter has them in stock now.
Yes it is a bit steep but it depends on how desperate you want one! icon_thumright
I got one last year from pan global plants and it was about a meter tall for £40!!! I already had 3 slightly smaller ones in the garden but couldn't resist it at that price!
Still potted and stood near the house but hope to plant it this year.

Great article by the way, thanks for posting! icon_salut


User avatar
Yorkshire Kris
Posts: 10151
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:59 am
Location: Rural South Wakefield, Yorkshire Lat 53.64 Long-1.54

Re: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:45 am

I want to see the 10m tall one in Scotland!


User avatar
Blairs
Posts: 1014
Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:03 am
Location: Falkirk

Re: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

Post by Blairs » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:19 am

Yorkshire Kris wrote:I want to see the 10m tall one in Scotland!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31913148@N02/3206349938

Says it it over 3 metres in this PIC. Argyll gets over 1200mm of rain a year and can be mild, so I assume it is at home there.


User avatar
multim
Posts: 463
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:28 pm
Location: South Bucks UK

Re: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

Post by multim » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:21 am

Indeed...Spread the word. Perhaps stock will be available in more nurseries.
I bought mine from Dutchy Nurseries, Desert to Jungle and Lower Kenneggy.
Growing the improbable - not the impossible


User avatar
tropical Tom
Posts: 445
Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:38 am
Location: west mids

Re: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

Post by tropical Tom » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:46 am

Sorry I think I've hijacked this post :roll: I think the Schefflera i'm looking for is Schefflera macrophylla!
Why did my mum call me Keith.


User avatar
Blairs
Posts: 1014
Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:03 am
Location: Falkirk

Re: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

Post by Blairs » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:22 am

tropical Tom wrote:Sorry I think I've hijacked this post :roll: I think the Schefflera i'm looking for is Schefflera macrophylla!
I was planning on buying one but it is apparently not as hardy as was thought:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=21490

This guy on ebay has sold macrophylla in the past (http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/maxcloudforest), perhaps Crug may also sell them?


User avatar
pdid
Posts: 1908
Joined: Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:57 pm
Location: Cleveleys

Re: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

Post by pdid » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:02 am

tropical Tom wrote:Sorry I think I've hijacked this post :roll: I think the Schefflera i'm looking for is Schefflera macrophylla!
Try Crug early in Spring and expect to pay big money for it, and it's not hardy. In fact it was a little naughty mentioning Macrophylla in a piece on hardy schefflera, interesting read though. icon_thumleft


User avatar
Mr List
Posts: 5075
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:00 pm
Location: Leeds,West Yorkshire

Re: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

Post by Mr List » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:57 pm

don't know why the TC companies are taking so long to get on the schefflera bandwagon


User avatar
Yorkshire Kris
Posts: 10151
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:59 am
Location: Rural South Wakefield, Yorkshire Lat 53.64 Long-1.54

Re: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:37 pm

Blairs wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote:I want to see the 10m tall one in Scotland!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31913148@N02/3206349938

Says it it over 3 metres in this PIC. Argyll gets over 1200mm of rain a year and can be mild, so I assume it is at home there.

Cheers! So that's been there since 1960?


User avatar
Blairs
Posts: 1014
Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:03 am
Location: Falkirk

Re: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

Post by Blairs » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:15 pm

[quote="Springy]

Yes it is a bit steep but it depends on how desperate you want one! icon_thumright
I got one last year from pan global plants and it was about a meter tall for £40!!! I already had 3 slightly smaller ones in the garden but couldn't resist it at that price!
Still potted and stood near the house but hope to plant it this year.

Great article by the way, thanks for posting! icon_salut[/quote]

I put in a best offer for the fancy pants and got it. Will be interested to see it grows.


otorongo
Posts: 1429
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:12 pm
Location: sub-subtropical London

Re: Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

Post by otorongo » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:04 pm

I like Schefflera arboricola, it's hardy here with smart placement but much less hardy than the ones mentioned in the article, so definitely a better choice being more challenging and rare icon_thumleft


Post Reply