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Schefflera taiwaniana 'Yuan Shan'


This superlative shrub or small tree from Taiwan has gorgeous palmate foliage. This collection was made by Dan Hinkley from the highest altitude population. Like most members of the aralia family it blooms in fall. Numerous species from Asia are potentially hardy and some, like Schefflera taiwaniana have been bone hardy in the Pacific Northwest and BC through the armageddon winters of 2008/09 and 2010/2011.

Common Name: Hardy Umbrella Tree

Family: Araliaceae (The Aralia Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 10-15'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Forest edges and understories.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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