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Schefflera delavayi
Common Name: Umbrella Tree Family: Araliaceae (The Aralia Family)

Schefflera delavayi
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This intriguing shrub or small tree from high elevation areas of China and Vietnam has broad umbrellas of green leaves that emerge covered in silver or copper indumentum. Like most members of the aralia family it blooms in fall. Numerous species from Asia are potentially hardy for us including this one. Schefflera delavayi has been bone hardy in the Pacific Northwest and BC through the armageddon winters of 2008/09 and 2010/2011.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Evergreen broad-leaved forests, wet forest margins, and as scattered trees in valleys or on stream banks; 600-3000 metres. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Vietnam.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourGreen 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height10-15'  Bloom TimeFall 
Spread5-8'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposurePart Shade Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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