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Schefflera arboricola 'Gold Capella'
  • RHS AGM

umbrella tree 'Gold Capella'

An evergreen shrub to 3m, with glossy green palmate leaves to 20cm across, margined with light yellow; flowers seldom produced, insignificant

Synonyms
Schefflera arboricola 'Gold Capella'

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Yellow
Summer Brown Green Yellow
Autumn Green Yellow
Winter Green Yellow
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1C
Botanical details
Family
Araliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

A genus of over 300 different species of evergreen, tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs originally from Asia. Characteristic leaves are round, palmately compound, with long stalks and 3-30 stalked leaflets. Some species are familiar as houseplants

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

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

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

May be susceptible to scale insects, thrips, and mealybugs under glass

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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