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umbrella tree

n.
1. A small magnolia tree (Magnolia tripetala) of the southeast United States, having large leaves clustered in an umbrellalike form at the ends of the branches.
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umbrella tree

n
1. (Plants) a North American magnolia, Magnolia tripetala, having long leaves clustered into an umbrella formation at the ends of the branches and unpleasant-smelling white flowers
2. (Plants) Also called: umbrella bush any of various other trees or shrubs having leaves shaped like an umbrella or growing in an umbrella-like cluster
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umbrel′la tree`


n.
1. an American magnolia, Magnolia tripetala, having large leaves in umbrellalike clusters.
2. any of various other trees resembling an umbrella.
[1730–40, Amer.]
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Noun1.umbrella tree - erect evergreen shrub or small tree of Australia and northern New Guinea having palmately compound leavesumbrella tree - erect evergreen shrub or small tree of Australia and northern New Guinea having palmately compound leaves
genus Schefflera, Schefflera - large genus of shrubby and climbing tropical plants having showy digitately compound foliage
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.umbrella tree - small deciduous tree of eastern North America having creamy white flowers and large leaves in formations like umbrellas at the ends of branchesumbrella tree - small deciduous tree of eastern North America having creamy white flowers and large leaves in formations like umbrellas at the ends of branches
magnolia - any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia; valued for their longevity and exquisite fragrant blooms
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| HOUSEPLANTS such as the umbrella tree, Kentian palm and philodendron can be brought outside for some fresh air and a good hose down to get rid of any dust that's built up.
Others are Grewia pubescens (Afoforo); Heliotropium indicum (Ogberi-akuko); Ipomoea involucrate (Alukerese); Jatropha curcas (physic nut, Botuje or lapalapa); Jatropha gossypiifolia (wild cassava or Botuje pupa); Musanga cecreopioides (umbrella tree or Aga); Opuntia dillenii (prickly pear or Oro agogo); leaves of Portulaca oleraceae (Esinsan-Omode) and sugarcane.
If you're familiar with the umbrella tree as a house plant, this is its hardy cousin and has similar shaped leaves.
"By growing them somewhere obvious, you can take steps as soon as they look a bit peaky." | JAMIE says: "The plants I grow at home are all resilient and tough, and only need attention every few weeks." He recommends Schefflera Arboricola, otherwise known as the Dwarf umbrella tree.
If this sounds like a good plan to you, Jamie recommends investing in a Schefflera Arboricola, otherwise known as the Dwarf umbrella tree.
'We wanted to remove the stump for replanting but we were advised by our gardeners that the tree will actually re-sprout and grow again since it's an umbrella tree," he said.
Cumbria's Umbrella Tree, in Levens Hall, is another nominee; as is the "mother of all Bramley apple trees", which was planted 200 years ago in Southwell, Nottinghamshire.
The tree, popularly known as the umbrella tree, is of central importance in desert eco-culture and is part of the UAE's cultural heritage.
William Bliss, 100 Main Street, an umbrella tree at the home of Mr.
The purpose of this study was to isolate and identify of the causal agents of leaf spot disease of tomato, lettuce and dwarf umbrella tree grown in the eastern Mediterranean region of Turkey and to characterize them by morphological, physiological and biochemical tests, ELISA, whole cell fatty acid analysis and pathogenicity tests compared with reference lettuce, tomato and dwarf umbrella tree strains.
These include plants that would not be expected to cause symptoms if small amounts are eaten, such as the Jade tree (Crassula ovata, also known as Crassula argentea), African violet (Saintpaulia ionantha) and spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum); the figs (such as the weeping fig, Ficus benjamina, and the Indian rubber plant (Ficus elastica) which can cause a variety of contact reactions including allergic and irritant dermatitis, and if eaten might result in vomiting, irritation of the mouth or throat, and coughing; and the umbrella tree (Schefflera actinophylla, also known as Brassaia actinophylla) which can cause allergic reactions from skin contact and has sometimes resulted in a burning sensation in the mouth and gastrointestinal upset when eaten.
The European oaks on Vladislavic's street are trimmed and "savage[d]" by the municipality to "remind them that they're in Africa." Yet he also delights in the planting of indigenous saplings of "melkhout, ash, yellowwood, ironwood, umbrella tree."