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griphuz

Hi all!

I'm looking for seeds of Schefflera taiwaniana or other hardy Schefflera's.

Does anyone know a seed supplier or has anyone got some spare seed of this species?

Kind regards,

Remko.

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Eric in Orlando
Hi all!

I'm looking for seeds of Schefflera taiwaniana or other hardy Schefflera's.

Does anyone know a seed supplier or has anyone got some spare seed of this species?

Kind regards,

Remko.

We are growing Schefflera pentaphylla (S. octophylla). This is a fairly hardy species, has tolerated mid 20sF with no damage. Ours flowers but has never set seed.

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mppalms

Hi, Eric.

Is this the species that grows in Hong Kong? It looks like what I saw toward the top of Victoria peak.

Jason

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_Keith

I have one here as well in 9a. At my former home in 8b/9a I threw it away as a houseplant in the woods next door. And when I say threw it away, I mean just that, I hurled it over a ditch into the woods.

When I moved 8 years ago, I noticed it was still growing in the woods so I dug it up and took it with me.

It continued to grow in 9a and when I moved again 3 years ago I dug it up and took it with me again. Today it is approx 8 feet wide x 7 feet tall. It took some minor burn back at 24 degrees and was nearly unfazed at 26 degrees last year.

But to my knowledge it has never flowered. Should I do anything to encourage it to bloom next year?

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Eric in Orlando
Hi, Eric.

Is this the species that grows in Hong Kong? It looks like what I saw toward the top of Victoria peak.

Jason

It maybe, according to this site

http://74.6.239.67/search/cache?ei=UTF-8&a...=1&.intl=us

this is where it is native to;

China-Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, SE Xizang,

Yunnan, S Zhejiang [india, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam].

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Eric in Orlando

Here is a big specimen that was planted in 1969. It is growing at a wholesale nursery NW of Orlando. In the big freeze of 12/89, it froze only about halfway down. Granted it is in between heated greenhouses but it dropped to 19-20F 2 nights in Orlando and this area is a cold poket that might have saw down to about 16-17F. The common S. actinophylla were froze to the ground or even killed outright.

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Wai`anae Steve

Don't know which one we have here in the islands, but.....it has become a damm weed in the forests.

Wai`anae STeve

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fastfeat

Eric--

That's a cool-looking tree. There are some young ones at the Broward County extension office in Davie but they are probably too young to bloom. I'll check for flowering/seed the next time I'm in that area.

I wonder if there's one at Flamingo Gardens?

Steve--

Most likely that the species running wild in Hawaii is Schefflera actinophylla. It is a noxious weed here in South Florida as well. It often starts as an epiphyte in tree crotches.

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griphuz

But nobody knows where to get some seeds? :(

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Eric in Orlando
But nobody knows where to get some seeds? :(

I think that big tree sets fertile seed. Check with this place;

Lake Brantley Plant Corp.

407-869-6545

ask for PJ Klinger

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