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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
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
S. taiwaniana can make a single-stemmed, small tree, or a multi-stemmed shrub. The glossy, dark, evergreen leaves have up to 11 narrow, pointed leaflets arranged like the spokes of a wheel, on long, dark red stalks. Young foliage is covered in silvery hairs. Green-brown flowers are produced in branched sprays in late summer, followed by purple-black berries in winter
Toxicity Contact may cause skin allergies
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade. Young plants may need to be kept frost-free, but will survive outdoors in most areas once up to 1m or so, if sheltered from cold, drying winds
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Sub-tropical
Pruning No pruning required, but pinching out shoots will create a more bushy effect
Pests Generally pest free when grown outdoors
Generally disease free
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