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  1. #1
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    Default Umbrella Tree Information

    In Florida, we have Umbrella Trees, which are invasive, originally from Australia. I can't really find anything definitive on the internet about them as a pollen or nectar source. Any ideas?
    Last edited by thebeesknees; 02-15-2018 at 05:54 PM.

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  3. #2
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    Charlotte, NC
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    Default Re: Umbrella Tree Information

    Quote Originally Posted by thebeesknees View Post
    In Florida, we have Umbrella Trees, which are invasive, originally from Australia. I can't really find anything definitive on the internet about them as a pollen or nectar source. Any ideas?
    I live in Palm Coast and have not seen this before. It reminds me a bit of a castor bean plant. Not sure about the bees but I know the humming birds love my castor bean plants.

  4. #3
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    Aylett, Virginia
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    Default Re: Umbrella Tree Information

    We had a shefflera (umbrella tree) growing in our patio in Ft Lauderdale. Never allowed it to get mature enough to flower. I doubt it is a nectar source.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

  5. #4
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    Default Re: Umbrella Tree Information

    I doubt it is a nectar source as well...but I'd love it if it were a pollen source. It'll flower later in the summer...I guess time will.

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