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Re: sycamore trees


I read somewhere that all platanus--old world and new world--are wetlands or stream-bank natives, but they all adapt well to upland conditions. If so, that would explain why they're always thirsty. Incidentally, there's an old world plane tree in the NIH campus in Bethesda. It has [or had, it was brass and some one stole it] a plaque that said it was started from a root cutting of the tree that Galen held classes under. I always thought that was kind of cool, but whether it was true... well, whoever took the root cutting must have thought so.


On Jul 16, 2007, at 11:09 AM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:

But then there's the California sycamore, which is what I have:
http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/522.htm


Cyndi


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Theresa W
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2007 8:52 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] sycamore trees

Sycamores on the east coast are fine- but here they just are out of
their climate zone and never look very good.

Theresa

Zemuly Sanders wrote:
I like sycamores, too, and I also love mimosas.  I agree about the
fond memories.
zem
----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris" <chrispn@optonline.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2007 8:02 PM
Subject: [CHAT] sycamore trees


Hi all,

I just got back this afternoon from a regional daylily convention in
CT. Two of the gardens were beautiful perennial gardens as well.  Of
course, I came home with a few more daylilies!!!

We have a beautiful sycamore tree on the property.  Grass grows
beneath it, so it poses little problem as far as leaves in the beds.

The guy who mows the lawn chops the leaves as he goes.  Every kid,
and many adults, who visit here just have to climb that tree!  It's
branched are like scaffolding, so it's easy to climb.  It has the
most beautiful bark that peels off leaving a palette of olives and
grays. I planted two more in town in memory of my mother and
father-in-law as they both liked sycamore trees.

I guess beauty is in the eye, and the fond memories, of the beholder!
See my sycamore in winter:
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt/album/576460762310895536


Chris Petersen
Northport, Long Island, New York
Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)

chris@widom-assoc.com
My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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