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(Araliaceae)

Schefflera rhododendrifolia - GWJ9375

Pot Size: 12 litre
Price: £80.00
Description:
The panicles of black fruit held in rounded clusters of this hardy Himalayan species was a welcomed site when I felt like death. Growing on the Singalila Ridge in view of Darjeeling at close to 3000m, where I was struggling to keep up with Sue and our friend Sally Goddard, suffering from a debilitating form of tonsillitis which was turning septic (wonderful). Normally forming small trees to 10m tall, but occasionally double that in the wild, with narrowly elliptic leaflets held radially like the spokes of an umbrella (hence umbrella plant) held on slender purple stems. Valued domestically in the Himalayas as fodder! Best grown in a moisture retentive fertile soil that is well drained in sun or part shade, protect from freezing winds and severe frost when young.

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product details
Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Araliaceae) Schefflera rhododendrifolia GWJ9375
Group Colour Blooms Size
Shrub Green Autumn, early spring large
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich Sun Semi evergreen bold North India
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
No ORNAMENTAL berries
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