Schefflera arboricola (Hayata) Merr.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Dwarf Umbrella Tree
Synonym: Heptapleurum arboricola Hayata
Common Name: Hawaiian Dwarf Umbrella
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Summer or early autumn
Distribution: Native of East Asia
Habitat: Grown as garden plant
Uses: Ornamental, bonsai material, indoor plant
Key Characteristics: Dwarf Umbrella Tree is an evergreen shrub growing to 8-9 m tall, free-standing, or clinging to the trunks of other trees. The leaves are palmately compound, with 7-9 leaflets. Greenish flowers are produced in a 20 cm panicle of small umbels, each umbel 7-10 mm diameter with 5-10 flowers. Flowers are not as showy as the fruits. The flowers gradually turn into bright orange berries. These round fruits are flashy to look at, but are not for human consumption. Dwarf Umbrella Tree is native to Taiwan, cultivated worldwide.