Balfour Aralia and Ming Aralia – Polyscias scutellaria ‘Balfourii’ and P. fruticosa Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Shop Now Common Name: Balfour Aralia and Ming Aralia Botanical Name: Polyscias scutellaria 'Balfourii' and P. fruticosa, pol-i-SCI-as Decorative Life: Many months to years. Availability: Year Round Family Roots: Members of the Araliaceae (aralia family). Family relatives include false aralia, Fatsia, American ginseng, English ivy and rice-paper plant. Native to Eastern Malaysia and the Western Pacific. Personality: Erect evergreen shrubs, 12-25 feet in the wild but much smaller when grown indoors as potted plants. Leaves shiny dark green, 3-5 lobed or 1-3 pinnate, from 2-3 inches and larger. While their yellow-green flowers can be many and impressive in the wild, they are not a main attribute when grown indoors. Storage Specifics: Chill sensitive, hold at 55F or higher. Tidbits: From the Greek “polys” meaning many, and “skias” for shade or canopy, referring to the sometimes large, many branched and spreading flower heads. What's New - Find the newest in distinct floral designs from our collection of premium luxury flowers, plants and gifts for any occasion.