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Re: Ilex opaca


I think nurseries are like penguins on an ice shelf--all waiting for another one to leap first.

On Wednesday, February 23, 2005, at 12:19 AM, Kitty wrote:

I think most hollies like at least somewhat acid soil, which we can do some
adjusting for. But from the listings it looks like for some it's a must
while for others it's not such a big deal. And the acid soil requirement
certainly doesn't stop our local nurseries from offering Rhodies. Ilex x
meserveae varieties are always available here. They're pretty hardy. But I
don't think I often see much else. I used to think it was because most of
them were more Zone 6 or 7. Many are, but since I've been searching
recently, I've found there's lots of varieties that can handle Zone 5. I
don't know why the nurseries don't have them.

Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message -----
From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 10:38 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ilex opaca


In a message dated 2/22/05 5:35:44 PM, haskell@ameritech.net writes:

<< I. opaca does very well here in zone 5; several of the
local nurseries grow it, but the ones I know best are all wholesale. >>

Kitty and Josh, why do we not see hollies in our nurseries? Does it need
acid soil?
Ceres

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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