Hardy Schefflera article in The Guardian

Blairs

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.

tropical Tom

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?

Springy

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!

Blairs

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.

Springy

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

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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!

Blairs

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.

multim

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.

tropical Tom

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!

Blairs

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?

pdid

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

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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

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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?

Blairs

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.

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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

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