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Polyscias guilfoylei 'Marginata
Margined Roseleaf Aralia
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The dark green leaves margined in ivory white resemble a rose leaf, hence its common name. In the tropics, it is commonly used as a hedge plant (especially for narrow areas), wind screen, or privacy screening. Unpruned it will grow 9 to 12 feet high. This fast growing shrub from southern Polynesia should be planted in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. It has moderate wind and drought tolerance. As an attractive slower growing container plant be sure to provide fast drainage, as it will not tolerate water-logged soil, and give bright interior light. By careful pruning, the plant makes an excellent indoor bonsai. It is strictly a tropical and will decline when temperatures drop below 50F. USDA zones 11 - 12.
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