Schefflera digitata, the patē, seven-finger, or umbrella tree, is a tree endemic to New Zealand belonging to the family Araliaceae. It prefers damp, shady parts of the forest and is common along stream banks and on shady forest roadsides.
Patē is a small, spreading tree up to 8m high with stout branches. The leaves may have from three to nine leaflets.
Although patē is easy to grow in New Zealand, it is not popular in cultivation, as its thin, soft foliage cannot match the glossy attractiveness of the similar Pseudopanax species. Schefflera digitata is sometimes grown by gardeners thinking it may be relatively hardy, but like many New Zealand trees, patē is not tolerant of prolonged cold conditions.