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Re: Well, it's cold.....beautyberry

I can't grow this plant for anything.  It is native here to Texas, so  should 
do fine.  I thought maybe too alkaline this far west??  Should  be fine 
though.  No clue what I'm doing wrong.  Have tried twice  now.  
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 11/4/2006 11:02:22 PM Central Standard Time,  
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

I have  similar experience with American beautyberry. Every year I whack 
them to  the ground and they come roaring back. Also, the scrub jays and 
Mrs  Mocking Bird will plant them everywhere when you're not looking. 
This  year, for the first time, I'm trying to beat the birds to the 
berries by  harvesting them for juice--and the only sensible way to do 
this is to lop  off whole berry-laden branches, which means most  

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