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Do not mound up soil around the base of this spp they rot.... :(

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Tue May 26, 2015 5:13 pm
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I hope it comes back from the roots

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Tue May 26, 2015 5:27 pm
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It won't I am digging it up it looks crap


Tue May 26, 2015 7:02 pm
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Oh dear!

That's rather sad.


Tue May 26, 2015 7:15 pm
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oh my god, the schefi was so beautiful... i'm sorry for you :(

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Tue May 26, 2015 9:30 pm
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Post Re: Schefflera warning
Considering every one of those nodules wants to break out and be a root...maybe it was girdled by rodents?
I had the same thing happen. First a beautiful Cussonia rotted. Then a large Trevesia- it had been a flowering plant that you can see on Daves Garden- was for sure girdled by rodents.

The Cussonia had been a fast grower. Where it did grow? I put in King palms. THEY like the wet feet all year.
So,I feel your pain. I've never seen a Cussonia as silver as the one I had and with the very dissected leaves.


Wed May 27, 2015 1:43 am
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Kev Spence wrote:
It won't I am digging it up it looks crap


Dig it up with root and leave it somewhere out of sight. It might suprise you. What have you got to lose?

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Wed May 27, 2015 4:55 pm
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Makes sense Mo, I will heel it in the veg patch, a S.delavyii will probably replace it.


Wed May 27, 2015 5:01 pm
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So sad to see that beauty die Kev..... did you have any luck with the seeds it produced last year? You must have had that Schefflera 5-6 years, so at least it has given you (and us) great pleasure over the years. Are you going to take out a mortgage and get another one from Crug?

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Wed May 27, 2015 8:40 pm
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It just comes as a shock when something keels over in a matter of weeks that has seemed to be in rude health.
I would definitely be more vigilant as regards to mulching too far round the trunk I cannot believe the bark has peeled so easily from around the soil entry....ho hum you live and learn!!

Seeds you ask Andy 8)


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Wed May 27, 2015 9:10 pm
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Thu May 28, 2015 5:03 pm
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remind me not to play you in cards, you always seem to have a couple of aces up your sleeve :roll:

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Kev, I'm really sorry to see that plant go. I have enjoyed looking at for years now. The trunk of it is huge, you wouldn't think that a little compost would cause that damage. Is this the first time you put it around the plant?

I had a S. brevipedunculata that died after I put composted steer manure around it. It looked just like your plant with the bark rotted off the trunk. A friend lost his brevipedunculata doing the same thing. I was putting composted steer manure around several S. taiwaniana and S. delavayi I have but stopped after the brevipedunculata died. I'm not taking a chance with them. I have three other brevipedunculata that only have wood chips and pine needles as mulch but they are find, so are several minutistellata and fengii that I have.

I'm sorry you lost your S. chapana, but if that species is ever available in North America I'll remember not to put moister retentive compost around the trunk of it.


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Cheers John it was a bit of a surprise and no I mulch most of my plants with my own compost with never a problem but I have become a little wary now especially wirh your experience.
I think mulching but perhaps away from the stem would be the best bet.

Hopefully I can supply more sumptuous pictures but of S.delavyii in years to come


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2 years ago kev gave me tens seeds of his somptuous schefflera chapana
Despite a very good level of success (because of the freshness of the seeds) i lost everything but 2 seedlings
Thank you kev because this plant is my favourite
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