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Dendropanax trifidus

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den-DRO-pan-aks TRY-fee-dus
Description

A shrub or small tree in the ivy family that brings a tropical look to the landscape.  This plant tolerates all light conditions including full shade.  In full sun it will need regular watering.  Its flowers are green and unassuming but the black fruits that follow are relished by birds. 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Shade (Medium) Garden - Winter at the NHC Arboretum
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#small tree#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#green flowers#glossy leaves#tropical evergreen#black fruits#evergreen shrub#evergreen tree#food source fall#bird friendly#tropical feel
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#small tree#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#green flowers#glossy leaves#tropical evergreen#black fruits#evergreen shrub#evergreen tree#food source fall#bird friendly#tropical feel
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Dendropanax
    Species:
    trifidus
    Family:
    Araliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Korea, Japan, Taiwan
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds enjoy the fruits.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Black berries in the fall
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Glossy three lobed leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought