Schefflera arboricola

Hawaiian Elf Schefflera
Dwarf Umbrella Plant
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Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

10-15′ x 10-15′


Full to partial sun


Medium Water

Special Features

Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

23, 24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Moderately fast-growing large evergreen shrub with a rounded growth habit, typically growing to 10-15’ tall and wide, or greater with age. Can easily be pruned to maintain a smaller size. This attractive species forms a rounded mound of lush-looking, palmately-divided, deep-green leaves that are perfect for adding a tropical appearance to the landscape. Well-suited as an accent, background, poolside planting, container or terrarium specimen, and can be grown indoors if provided with good light. Prefers regular watering in a partial to full sun exposure, though fully-established plantings can survive with less frequent watering. Some protection from hot afternoon sun in hotter inland climates is advised.

USDA Zone: 9A-11
Sunset Zone: 23, 24, H1, H2

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