Arboricola Trinette Naples
"Trinette" is the most commonly grown variegated cultivar. The all-green variety grows faster and larger and is included in the 4-6 foot shrubs section.
Charmingly pretty as an accent, foundation planting, or in a garden bed, this dwarf Schefflera can add tropical flair to an otherwise ho-hum landscape. It can be grown to highlight other plants or stand out as star of the show with its bright yellow and green foliage.
Add a combination of composted cow manure and top soil (or organic peat humus) to the hole when you plant.
Branch trimming: Rather than cutting across leaves looks best, though these shrubs can be kept more manicured with a hedge trimmers. Branches are fleshy and easy to cut even on older plants. Trim as needed for shape, and in spring (late March through early April) you can do a harder pruning for size.
Water regularly but give the plant enough time to dry out between waterings. These shrubs don't like wet locations and are considered drought-tolerant once they're established though a regular, well-timed watering keeps them looking full and lush.
Landscape uses for Green Arboricola
Medium-height hedge, Plant for the corner of the house, Accent in a garden bed or by the door, Privacy plant around pool or patio or Camouflage planting for A/C, pool pump, etc.