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Schefflera arboricola 'Gold Capella' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Conservatory/Greenhouse, Houseplant or Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Contact may cause skin allergies

Resilience

Hardiness

H1c (heated greenhouse - warm temperate)

Colour

Flower

Brown in Summer

Foliage

Green and Yellow in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

2.5-4 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

umbrella tree 'Gold Capella'

Family

Araliaceae


Schefflera can be evergreen shrubs, trees or climbers with long-stalked palmately divided leaves and, on mature plants only, panicles or racemes of small flowers followed by spherical fleshy fruits

'Gold Capella' is an evergreen shrub to 3m, with glossy green palmate leaves to 20cm across, margined with light yellow; flowers seldom produced, insignificant

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Part shade
  • Full shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow under glass in loam-based compost in bright filtered or indirect sunlight. Grow outdoors in fertile, humus-rich moist but well-drained soil in sheltered frost-free area

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

May be attacked by scale insects, thrips, and mealybugs under glass

Diseases

Generally disease free