Definition of umbrella tree in US English:

umbrella tree


  • Either of two small trees or shrubs with leaves or leaflets arranged in umbrellalike whorls.

    (also ''umbrella magnolia'') a North American magnolia ("Magnolia tripetala", family "Magnoliaceae")

    an Australian plant that is widely grown elsewhere as a houseplant ("Schefflera actinophylla", family "Araliaceae")

    • ‘The poster-calendar features 24 of the most harmful environmental weeds, including wandering jew, camphor laurel, orange jessamine, umbrella tree, asparagus fern and morning glory.’
    • ‘The Queensland umbrella tree is a versatile plant that works well in areas with little light - Carter suggests placing them in front of or actually inside a fireplace as a focal point.’
    • ‘School wasn't very far away, and it wasn't long before he parked the car in his usual spot, under the big umbrella tree.’
    • ‘Tulip tree, American beech, sugar maple, umbrella tree, and cucumber tree dominate here.’
    • ‘Moist woodland on the lower mountain slopes and extending down to streams that meander in the valleys contains tulip poplar, sweet gum, and umbrella tree (a magnolia).’


umbrella tree

/ˌəmˈbrelə trē/