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Schefflera actinophylla, Brassaia actinophylla, Tupidanthus calyptratus, Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree

Schefflera actinophylla, Brassaia actinophylla, Tupidanthus calyptratus

Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: Australia, New Guinea and Java
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowers

Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree. Popular tree in South Florida and the warmer parts of Central Florida. Schefflera is also seen indoors as a houseplant all over the world. Umbrella Tree has large shiny medium green leaves held in groups of seven compound leaves. Mature trees outdoors in full sun develop very showy flowers in the summer.


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