umbrella tree

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Synonyms for umbrella tree

erect evergreen shrub or small tree of Australia and northern New Guinea having palmately compound leaves

small deciduous tree of eastern North America having creamy white flowers and large leaves in formations like umbrellas at the ends of branches

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Indoor varieties include weeping fig (Ficus benjamina), bougainvillea, acacia, primrose jasmine, umbrella tree and hibiscus.
Some of the unusual trees found in the Serengeti have very strange names, such as: * Sausage Tree -- which has long sausage-shaped poisonous fruit; * Toothbrush Tree -- local people cut its green shoots and use them to brush their teeth; * Umbrella Tree -- it arches over the plains like an umbrella; * Candelabra Euphorbia -- when a branch is broken, a toxic poison drips out that can burn the skin; and * Whistling Thorn -- this tree's thorns are filled with biting ants.
Q I HAVE an umbrella tree in a pot that's simply growing to well.
I can now sit under the shade of an umbrella tree where the air is cool,' he says.
Rivaling them for shade tolerance are the Hawaiian elf umbrella tree (Schefflera arboricola) and lily turf (Liriope muscari).
But there are many others, such as the original Bramley Seedling apple tree, the topiarised Umbrella Tree, the Cage Pollard beech at Burnham Beeches, which featured in the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, and the wild cherry at Studley Royal, that great house near Ripon, possibly planted by John Aislabie, the disgraced MP behind the 18th-Century South Sea Bubble economic collapse.