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A picture of a Queensland Umbrella Tree

Queensland Umbrella Tree

Schefflera actinophylla

Also known as

Australian Ivy Palm, Octopus Tree

Starr 040410-0002 Schefflera actinophylla by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Tender

12b

USDA zone

13°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

2.5m

2.5m

Min

1.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images

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Overview

Evergreen shrub or small tree that grows between 2.5-4m in height, with a spread of around 2m. It produces leathery foliage arranged into 5 oblong leaflets measuring around 30cm long, these radiate outwards from stems. Flowers are arranged densely on branched panicle arrangments, these are dull red in colour and lead onto black fruits.

Special Features

Attractive leaves