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Re: Restraint- Ceres?


The flowers on Liriodendron growing in the forest are hard to see, but if planted in the open the tree will keep its lower branches and have a nice full rounded form like a maple in the open. The first time I saw one in this form I didn't recognize it at first because the shape was so different. But the leaves and flowers are unmistakeble.

And a word of warning: they are very fast growing and have large elongated cells, which hold a great deal of water. They are a very effective lightening rod since they are so tall, and the moisture serves as a conductor. They frequently suffer severe damage from lightening; I have several where the top halves are missing as a result of lightening strikes. Accordingly, they should not be planted close to structures, roads, etc.

Josh Haskell
Ohio -- Zone 5



----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 9:52 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Restraint- Ceres?


State tree of TN...many of the early cabins were made from this tree as
there were few branches and the straight trunks made good supports.  There
are some stumps still in the Smoky Mountains that a family can all sit on
for a picnic.
Bonnie ETN Zone 7

[Original Message]
From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Date: 6/1/2005 5:56:45 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Restraint- Ceres?

It's also a tree that is "farmed" for it's wood. Practically all
upholstered furniture has a Liriodendron frame. Here's a picture of one
that was growing near my condo in Washington, DC.

http://tinyurl.com/75462

On May 31, 2005, at 10:54 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

> The liriodendron "tulip tree" is a beautiful tree.  The trunks are
> the straightest in the forest - they grow tall and very straight, and
> high-branched.  I don't know how fast they grow, but know they
> become the tallest, most striking trees in the forest around here.
> The flowers are   pretty, but not easily seen, because they are
> usually so high up in the trees.  I have needle-pointed a pillow
> of them.  This is just about my favorite forest tree, but it is
> not a specimen for a small garden.
> Auralie
>
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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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