Thursday, May 10, 2012

You had me at brevipedunculata!

Once in a while, I stumble upon a plant so rare Dan Hinkley doesn't even mention it in his Explorer's Garden books.

Schefflera brevipedunculata
Now when that plant is on the 50% off table at Swanson's Nursery, there must be some sort of imbalance in the universe.  I quickly remedied the situation by buying this supposedly hardy Schefflera brevipedunculata for a mere $20.


  1. OMG...I couldn't be more jealous. Hoe lucky are you!

  2. Hahahahhaha! Finally someone bought that thing! It's been laying around Swanson's for months now. I've been doubtful about its winter hardiness so I let it be. I hope you enjoy it and maybe you can let us know how it does if you decide to plant it in the ground! Pretty thing!

    So, I saw a mislabeled S. taiwaniana at Sky Nursery and I'm wondering if it's this species. Maybe if no one buys them they'll go on their clearance area and I can score like you did!


  3. You lucky dog! I paid considerably more for mine last spring, planted it in a very shady location and hoped for the best. Made it through the winter (Tacoma) and is throwing out new growth this spring. Yea!

  4. They are actually being sold as the Dan Hinkley plant collection from Monrovia. I bought one today at Portland Nursery here in Portland, OR for $20.00. Hope it does well in my cold greenhouse.