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Schefflera arboricola 'Gold Capella'
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umbrella tree 'Gold Capella'

'Gold Capella' is an evergreen shrub to 3m, with glossy green palmate leaves to 20cm across, margined with light yellow; flowers seldom produced, insignificant

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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
Potentially harmful
Contact may cause skin allergies. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

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

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 attacked by scale insects, thrips, and mealybugs under glass

Diseases

Generally disease free

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