Ivy Tree
Schefflera heptaphylla

A native evergreen tree in Hong Kong and its Chinese common name indicates the resemblance of its leaves to goose(or duck)webs. Flowering in autumn and winter, it is an important nectar source for insects including bees in winter months. It is a host plant of Pale Awlet, and its fruits are attractive to many birds. Its bark is one of the ingredients of “24 Herbs Tea”, which is a popular traditional Chinese herbal tea in Hong Kong.
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