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Polygala to Russelia
(Syn.: Polyscias filicifolia), Golden Aralia, Fern-leaf Aralia
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This is a tall upright shrub with leathery fern-like leaves up to 15 inches long. In full sun the foliage turns a rich golden color. As with all Polyscias in tropical climates, it can be used as an accent, hedge plant, wind screen, or for privacy screening. It should be planted in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. As a container plant be sure to provide fast drainage, as it will not tolerate water-logged soil, and give bright interior light. It is strictly tropical and will decline when temperatures drop below 50F. USDA zones 11 - 12.
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