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Milkwort

Polyscias scutellaria

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Also known as

Dinner Plate Aralia, Balfour Aralia, Shield Aralia, Plum Aralia

Polyscias scutellaria - Krohn Conservatory - DSC03690 by Daderot (CC0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

4m

40cm

Min

20cm

9 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Milkwort Overview

Polyscias scutellaria is an evergreen shrub or small tree species with attractive pinnately divided foliage. Part of the Araliaceae family, it originates from tropical climates in the Pacific. The leaves are alternate or spirally arranged on stems and tend to be clustered at the tips of branches. Flowers are small, delicate and white, they lead onto small purple-black berry fruits.

Common problems with Milkwort

How to propagate Milkwort

Seed

Special features of Milkwort

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant