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Variegated schefflera

Post  Tom Simonyi on Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:16 pm

The tree is ten inches in height from the soil line. Cultivar is 'Hawaiian Elf variegata' - the pot belonged to my father who purchased it back in the 50's....I would appreciate any info. about it as I do not know anything about its origin/history. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Variegated schefflera

Post  JimLewis on Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:24 pm

Question: Does "it" refer to the tree or the pot?

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Re: Variegated schefflera

Post  Tom Simonyi on Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:35 pm

Sorry, Jim...the question refers to the pot, which was given to me before my father passed away many years ago.

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:04 pm

I kinda thought that, Tom.

If I had to guess, I'd say Chinese. That shade of blue glaze was used in the mid 20th on some of their nicer pots. It is much more attractive than the blue commonly used on Chinese pots these days. Are there no markings on the bottom?

I had one (an 8-sided pot) with a similar glaze that I liked a lot that we bought in Hong Kong in the mid 50s. Unfortunately, something knocked it and its tree of a table 2 years ago and it shattered.


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Re: Variegated schefflera

Post  Tom Simonyi on Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:10 pm

Thanks for the info. Jim...I will check the bottom of the pot again...can't remember if there were any markings or not...sorry that yours took a spill. Boy, I never tire of seeing that beautiful wisteria :-)

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Post  moyogijohn on Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:05 am

TOM,,Have not heard from you in a while...your schefflera group looks good!! i like the way the trunks are connected at the base.. you have a lot of tropicals so you must have a good greenhouse..when is this stupid weather going to break!!!!!! i am so tired not being outside..good job take care john

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Variegated Schefflera

Post  bonsaisr on Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:17 am

I have a similar cultivar. Given the proper conditions, which in Zone 5 means full sun all summer, for you maybe a little less, and regular pruning, they make attractive houseplants. I would not consider them bonsai materiaL.
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Re: Variegated schefflera

Post  Tom Simonyi on Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:18 pm

Hi, John:

Good hearing from you and thanks for the kind words....actually I do not have a greenhouse, but wish that I did During the long winter I have the trops. sited in an unheated garage with overheard fluorescents....where I am located I can have them outside from about mid-May through the end of September (sometimes even mid-October)...depending on the weather...which you know too well, can be really fickle in WV.
I have enjoyed your posts....for me, spring cannot arrive soon enough :-)

Iris: Good hearing from you. I certainly respect your opinion, but I disagree regarding scheffs. cultivated as bonsai...I would refer to the wonderful work of David Fukumoto and Jerry Meislik just to name a couple of artists, regarding their work with tropicals, especially arboricola cultivars.

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Re: Variegated schefflera

Post  Tom Simonyi on Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:01 pm




An updated picture of the tree in 2013.    Tom

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:05 pm

Nice. Like the new pot, too.

Did you ever discover more about the old pot?

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Re: Variegated schefflera

Post  Tom Simonyi on Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:14 pm

Thank you, Jim....good hearing from you.  And no, I never was able to find out any more information about that pot....thanks for asking.

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Re: Variegated schefflera

Post  Jerry Meislik on Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:20 pm

Tom,
I like how you handled your Scheff.
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Re: Variegated schefflera

Post  Tom Simonyi on Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:00 pm

Thanks, Jerry....good hearing from you.
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Re: Variegated schefflera

Post  Ryan on Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:44 pm

Beautiful Scheff. Tom. Curious, in your first picture there appears to be a crack in the left most trunk right after the first wire wrap. Is that what it is?

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Re: Variegated schefflera

Post  Tom Simonyi on Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:54 pm

Thank you, Ryan....and yes, that is what you see...in the current picture you can see where I applied cutpaste in the apical area of that trunk (which is now on the right side....during past restyling I changed the front by rotating the tree 180 degrees).

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