Schefflera delavayi

Delavay's Schefflera

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Item #: 6313

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 144" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

You know the tropical houseplant, but how about a schefflera that is hardy least from Zone 7b south? We have grown this little known Chinese Schefflera delavayi for over a decade (2003) and have had it survive 8 degrees F with no protection. Like a rhododendron, which curls its leaves in winter to protect from cold temperature desiccation, Schefflera delavayi employs the same technique. On the East Coast, expect a 10-year-old specimen to reach 6' tall, although they grow much faster in the Pacific Northwest. The glossy, dark green, compound leaves form an umbrella-like canopy at the top of the trunk, which is adorned in fall with 3' long, lax sprays of tiny white flowers.