Welcome to Parallel 49 Palms and Exotics. Here you will find my tales of growing subtropicals in the Fraser Valley. Additionally, Parallel 49 Palms and Exotics is apart of Parallel 49 Green Design offering custom container design, terrariums, succulent arrangements, and small space garden solutions.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
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.