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Schefflera Arbicola Trinnette Tropical Plant Variegated Foliage

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4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

10 Inch Pots - Large, established, mature plant, ready to be set out into the landscape within the recommended USDA Zone Range.  Plants will be a minimum of about 18 to 24 inches tall. 

Ships one plant per carton  by UPS Ground Service only to the contiguous 48 states.  Cannot be shipped to Alaska, Hawaii or the Protectorates.

Starter Plug -  Bare root ball plug with root zone about 2 inches x 2 inches.  Plant will be a minimum of about 6 inches tall.

Botanical Name Schefflera arbicola Trinnette
Common Name Trinnette
Plant Family Araliaeceae
Mature Size 2.5 to 3 feet
Bloom Color Nondescript beige
Bloom Form Small cluster
Bloom Time Summer
Zone 9, 10, 11
Fragrance No
Key Features Variegated foliage, slow growth, compact habit
Suggested Uses Hedge, accent, mixed beds, potted, indoor
Grower Notes Plants with variegated bring color and textures without flowers

The Scheffleras are a broad genus of plants that encompass more than 700 different species.  Although they are flowering plants, their cultivated uses general center around utiilizing the foliage, shape and size to bring height, texture and color to the semi-tropical landscape, or interior plantscape. 

The Arbicolas or Dwarf Scheffleras  are a group of smaller statured slower growing types that have become the more preferred choices.  The Trinette is a popular cultivar with the typical long finger shaped leaves with a pleasing pattern of creamy white and green variegation.  It is a slower growing, branching cultivar that can be trained into a small 2 1/2 to 3 foot standard tree form by selecting a single trunk and pruning the unwanted limbs away, but is typically grown as a low branching shrub. 

The interestingly shaped, beautiful green and cream leaves, bring color, texture and interest to both the landscape and the interior plantscape.  It is very pretty in mass plantings or makes a nice accent plant in a corner or when transitioning to another plant grouping.

This is a very attractive plant in patio pots and plants and can be grown indoors. It is very attractive mixed with other plants in planters.  Grow it in the full sun or in light filtered shade. 

The amount variegation in the leaves is directly related to the amount of light it is receiving, deeper shade produces more green leaves.  Plants with variegated leaves are generally very attractive in shaded areas and bring in the feeling of more light and visibility to darker areas.

Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones 9, 10, and 11.  can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter. 
  • Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding.
  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after flowering to promote uniform shape and control size.
  • Protect from frost and freeze.
  • Use a supplemental full spectrum light, when growing indoors to maintain best variegation.







  • Model: SAT-NSB-TRN-04
  • Shipping Weight: 2lbs
  • 10 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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