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Schefflera pucckleri/Mallet Flower, Tupidanthus

Schefflera pucckleri / Schefflera pucckleri
A specimen tree growing in a southern California botanical garden
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A specimen tree growing in a southern California botanical garden

Lower trunks of the tree

Greenish colored flowers

Flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Schefflera pucckleri
Common Name: Mallet Flower, Tupidanthus
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Winter
Flower color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
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Comments: This is a tropical tree which is often used in greenhouse and conservatory plantings. It grows quite tall in time, but can be cut back periodically to keep growth and height in check. Produces foliage palmately-lobed leaves very much like the more common schefflera. Cannot tolerate freezing temperatures.