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Post After 15 or 20 years,Schefflera arboricola is in bloom.
I was shocked- :shock: to see it in bloom. I think it took our hottest summer ever to do it. Amazing,it had been in stone that these dont bloom in the bay area- even if the shrubs can get tree sized. Mine I cut back hard twice over the years or so..then decided I would not prune it this year. I understand they set showy orange berries...we will see.

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Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:21 pm
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Post Re: After 15 or 20 years,Schefflera arboracola is in bloom.
If this is the same one? the fruit is pretty spectacular

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Post Re: After 15 or 20 years,Schefflera arboricola is in bloom.
Stan... You are not showing a pic but just image to click on. My online security does not like that
Charlie... that is a nice pic. Where was it taken?

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Santa Cruz - Tenerife!

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Post Re: After 15 or 20 years,Schefflera arboricola is in bloom.
Hi Andy,I used GOTES in house uploader,Postimage. I see my photo's. I don't know what more to do.
Charlie,thats the one. I was sure we never get warm enough for them. Another "fact" proved wrong.


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Post Re: After 15 or 20 years,Schefflera arboricola is in bloom.
Has it ever taken some cold ?
This species seems rather hardy because I can see some specimens in protected spots in my area (zone 9 / 9B).

Last year I planted Schefflera venulosa which took minus 5°C with only defoliation. Here is the plant 6 months after the cold-spell.
The growth isn't fast.




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Post Re: After 15 or 20 years,Schefflera arboricola is in bloom.
Stan wrote:
Hi Andy,I used GOTES in house uploader,Postimage. I see my photo's. I don't know what more to do.
Charlie,thats the one. I was sure we never get warm enough for them. Another "fact" proved wrong.


Hi Stan.... yes the pics have reappeared now :D It's amazing its taken that long but I guess at some point it needs to reproduce :lol:

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Post Re: After 15 or 20 years,Schefflera arboricola is in bloom.
Pierre wrote:
Has it ever taken some cold ?
This species seems rather hardy because I can see some specimens in protected spots in my area (zone 9 / 9B).

Last year I planted Schefflera venulosa which took minus 5°C with only defoliation. Here is the plant 6 months after the cold-spell.
The growth isn't fast.




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Its pretty old. So it took 1998's 28f ,-2C. and 2007's week of cold 0c mornings and close to 0c. Its only had a few leafs go floppy. I have the all green that survived 1990's epoch of cold, -5C. I had water pipes burst. The S.arboricola all green did die back to the largest base branches..then came right back in spring. That plant I've had since the late 70's.
After all that,this is the first bloom ever. A warming climate canary?


Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:51 pm
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Post Re: After 15 or 20 years,Schefflera arboricola is in bloom.
Thanks a lot for the reply.
Here close to the Mediterranean, our Summers are longer, the maxima are the same or even lower than 20 years ago, but the nights are milder. Some plants flower earlier than they did : my hakea laurina has already begun flowering, 3 weeks earlier than it did, I've even seen an Aloe arborescens in bud which usually occured by mid january.


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Post Re: After 15 or 20 years,Schefflera arboricola is in bloom.
Pierre wrote:
Thanks a lot for the reply.
Here close to the Mediterranean, our Summers are longer, the maxima are the same or even lower than 20 years ago, but the nights are milder. Some plants flower earlier than they did : my hakea laurina has already begun flowering, 3 weeks earlier than it did, I've even seen an Aloe arborescens in bud which usually occured by mid january.


Thats it Pierre- nights are warmer. I had a local Meteorologist tweet to me, THAT is the real change in climate then high temps. This year- 2017 was our warmest ever year.


Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:54 pm
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Post Re: After 15 or 20 years,Schefflera arboricola is in bloom.
This change is probably linked with higher ocean temperature : the average temperature of the Mediterranean rose more than +1°C within a century.
Tropical fish like barracudas are often caught in nets. The main problem is hurricanes, drought and forest-fires.
Were you threatened by forest-fires ?


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Post Re: After 15 or 20 years,Schefflera arboricola is in bloom.
No,no problems here but for the smoke and Red sun in the evening. Its November Pierre and I feel like moving some things around. I cant hibernate from the yards until spring,even with the tropical leanings. :lol:


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