17th July 2009
One of my favourite Araliads. Unfortunately it is not very cold hardy, so it lives in the
conservatory, with occasional short breaks outside for photography. If I manage to root a cutting, then I will
eventually try it outside, but I wouldn't expect it to survive for long.
In the meantime, I will enjoy it in the conservatory, and hope that it can be 'managed' clear of the roof.
23rd May 2010
It is a southeast Asian species. It is not a large growing tree - the general concensus is that it will
not get much larger than 30 feet (my conservatory stops at 11ft). I have tried cutting it back in the
hope that it will branch but it is determined - I still only have a single shoot.
23rd October 2013
It finally became time to pluck up courage and cut it down. I gave the cut trunk to a friend who chopped it
into sections and rooted all of them, so now I have one of them back to grow on. The decapitated stump is now
regrowing in the Agave house. If it survives there I may try another one in the garden.