These fast-growing, tropical-looking plants love humidity but are quite tolerant of drier air. They are useful near swimming pools, for a patio, as a container plant or as a houseplant. Leaves are divided into 7-11 leaflets; shiny dark green above, reddish below and maturing into stiffer, less glossy leaflets. Clusters of greenish-yellow flowers are followed by small spherical black fruits.
Dizygotheca elegantissima (Schefflera e.)(Aralia e.)
Fruit color : Black
Fruit shape : Spherical
Leaf texture : Shiny
Leaf length : 9"
Leaf width : 3"
Leaf shape : Compound; 7-11 deeply toothed leaflets
Leaf color : Dark green; Reddish below
Flower notes : Flowers bloom in clusters to 1' long.
Flower color : Yellow
Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen
Average size maturity width : 15-25 ft.
Average size maturity height : 15-25 ft.
Growth rate : Fast
USDA Zone : 30 to 35 F (Z10a)
Sunset zone : 16, 17, 22-24
Water requirements : Regular
Light exposure : Partial Sun
Attractive bark :Yes