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RE: Bulls horn acacia

Jim, growing up in Indiana, there was a tree in the corner of the lot that
had thorns just exactly like that!  I have no clue what kind of tree it was,
but I do remember not going near where it grew because one of those thorns
in my flesh did not feel good.  One year, we looked out to see a swarm of
bees completely swamp a large limb.  Dad called a bee keeper in the
neighborhood who came down to get the bees, but had to cut off limb and all
to take the bees away.  It was a doubly delicate extrication.  (I was very
allergic to be stings then.)   Dad cut the tree down not long after that
fearing it might be a bee magnet and put me in jeopardy.   I can't believe
it was a tropical because it flourished in zone 5.  I was too young to
remember leaves or whether there were any blossoms, but I sure remember
those thorns!

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of James R. Fisher
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2004 8:01 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bulls horn acacia

> Marge Talt wrote:

>> to relish roses, thorns and all.  Now, that acacia might stop them if
>> it were hardy.  Before I embarked on my deer fence voyage, I toyed
>> with the idea of trying to plant a hedge of Poncirus trifoliate
>> (bitter orange or bitter lime), but realized it was an impossibility,
>> both for the number of plants I'd need and the fact that they do need
>> some sun and wouldn't do in the woods.  But, if that stops lions in
>> zoos, bet it would stop bambi:->
That Poncirus is a mean-looking plant. The best image I could quickly
find was on hortiplex.gardenweb.com and seems to show the plant
growing as an understory plant/in high shade:
Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]

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