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Type of Schefflera?

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:38 pm
by Daniel5042
Hi all,

I recently saw this Schefflera at what I felt was a bargain price (for it's size) and took a punt. I suspect that it is Schefflera actinophylla, but what I would really love is for it to be a Schefflera delavayi (so that I can keep it outside all of the time).
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Does anyone know? Perhaps it is neither of the types I mentioned...

ps. How do you make photos display in the correct orientation here?

Type of Schefflera?

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:38 am
by charliep
I believe Schefflera delavayi has a sort of fuzz on the leaves (indumentum) making them appear matt so I don't thing yours is that

Type of Schefflera?

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:39 am
by Arlon Tishmarsh
Looks like Schefflera amate

Type of Schefflera?

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:56 pm
by Daniel5042
charliep wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:38 am
I believe Schefflera delavayi has a sort of fuzz on the leaves (indumentum) making them appear matt so I don't thing yours is that
I didn't know that (and now too dark to look at the smaller delavayi that I have outside). Good to know!
Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:39 am
Looks like Schefflera amate
Oh I hope so, from reading about the 'Amate' variety, it sounds superior to a standard actinophylla! Still, it would have been nice if it was a delavayi (for outside purposes).

Thank you both.