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Schefflera Tree (tree form)

Schefflera arboricola '(tree form)'

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Schefflera Tree (tree form) (Schefflera arboricola '(tree form)') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Schefflera Tree (tree form)

Schefflera Tree (tree form)

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Schefflera Tree (tree form) (Schefflera arboricola '(tree form)') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Schefflera Tree (tree form) foliage

Schefflera Tree (tree form) foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Other Names:  Dwarf Umbrella Tree, Standard Schefflera


A popular variety, with a trained tree-like habit that is well suited for indoor applications; stunning deep green, glossy foliage will enhance the appearance of any indoor space

Features & Attributes

Schefflera Tree (tree form)'s attractive glossy oval compound leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

This is an evergreen houseplant, selected and trained to grow in a small tree-like form with the primary plant grafted high atop a standard. This plant can be pruned at any time to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Schefflera Tree (tree form) can be expected to grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine. Be warned that parts of this plant are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so special care should be exercised if growing it around children and pets.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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