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Re: Tree variety

Not David, Ceres, but Liriodendron being a tree of the eastern  
deciduous forest, I'd bet it couldn't deal with the California summer  
dryness without extensive watering. Mine requires weekly watering in  
our drought and heat or its leaves start yellowing and drop. (Of  
course, I have no idea where Morgan Hill is - perhaps a more moderate  
area of California?)

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Aug 1, 2005, at 9:57 AM, Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:

> David, my brother from Morgan Hill, Calif is visiting and is  
> interested in
> planting trees.  He has lost some big oakes.  He has an acreage  
> located on the
> mountain overlooking the city. What would be your suggestion for a  
> lg shade
> tree.  He very much likes my tulip tree, Liriodendron.  Is this a  
> possibility?
> What USDA zone would that be?  Also, generally speaking what is the  
> soil ph?
>     He loves my landscape/garden and has frequently hinted at me  
> helping him.
> I could do a design but I have no idea for plant material.
>     Ceres
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