Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Schefflera Taiwaniana

Drum roll please ..... I got my SCHEFFLERA TAIWANIANA! Even better it was a gift to me from one of my dearest friends - she clearly knows me all too well.  This is the Dan Hinkley introduction from Monrovia called Schefflera Taiwaniana 'Yuan Shan'.  I have wanted one of these for years.  It is one of those plants that you hear all the little rumours about. A hardy schefflera? Dan Hinkley. Monrovia? When will it be available? - those ones.  I am happy to say it all culminated with me owning one - little Sheffy or the Shefster as I like to say.


I love the orange/red that the older growth exhibits!


 I'm still unsure where this guy is going to make it in the garden.  But if you look back to the left by my tree fern, I'm thinking somewhere around there.  This area gets part sun and is really well protected.

It just looks right at home!

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  1. I bought one last year and have it in a pot on the patio....just in case I need to move it. Love mine, good luck!

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    1. They are so beautiful! I'm hoping this one does well. I just planted it this evening in a nice sheltered spot. I'm really excited to have one!

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  2. Congrats, looks like you got a good one (I'm surprised how many variations there are out there), what a great friend!

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    1. Yeah it's crazy how different they all can look!! I swear that every single one is different. I find this one kind of looks like it's gone rogue wild or something. How has yours been doing?!

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  3. Both of mine are doing great...but last winter was a cake walk.

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    1. That's good! It's nice when you plant new treasures and get a mild winter. That way they really get established before tested. Here's to a bunch of mild ones!

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