Schefflera Amate Jr

The Schefflera Amate has a beautiful, rounded form. It’ll develop into a tree form as it ages but you can pinch it back to prevent that.



Schefflera→Umbrella Tree (Schefflera actinophylla ‘Amate’)


Common names:
Umbrella Tree
Dwarf Umbrella Plant


General Plant Information
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 to 12 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Glossy, dark green.
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots