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Re: newest plants


Reference pollinators - you will need a male Ilex that blooms at the  
same time as "Cherry Berry". I have "Jim Dandy" as pollinator for my  
"Red Sprite", but I don't know if he would work for "Cherry Berry".  
Check with your nursery.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Nov 11, 2007, at 9:48 PM, Patricia wrote:

> Cathy,
> I am just one zone south of you, 6b, so I hope the Callicarpa lives  
> through ok.  The place I am thinking of putting it is a southern  
> exposure but with some shade during the heat of the day.  Not much  
> supplemental water, unless I fix up some soaker hoses.  I have a  
> gardener friend that said he lost a fothergilla so I am not sure I  
> can do well with them but they are so beautiful I think it is worth  
> the 15.00 gamble.
> I do have lots of different kinds of hollies.  Is there a certain  
> pollinator for Possumhaw?
> Tricia
> zone6b
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cathy Carpenter"  
> <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2007 8:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] newest plants
>
>
>> Callicarpa americana is marginal here. Mine is planted in a very
>> protected, west facing nook. Gets afternoon sun. Dies to the ground
>> most winters, but has consistently returned. Lovely purple berries
>> this year. Do you have Ilex decidua pollinators for "Cherry Berry"?
>> Fothergilla is very temperamental around here. I have a couple doing
>> quite well, but another two dead or dying. Cannot figure it out...
>>
>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>>
>> On Nov 9, 2007, at 10:43 PM, Patricia wrote:
>>
>>> I went to help another girl buy a tree and I ended up with several
>>> good buys.  I got these at the local nursery where the owner is a
>>> tree expert, he goes on seed hunting expeditions and has started
>>> some wonderful trees and shrubs.
>>> I bought one of his own named varieties of Ilex decidua "Cherry
>>> Berry" Possumhaw.  I bought a one gallon very small one so this
>>> year it won't be very showy but next year I expect great things
>>> from it.   He also let me have a great dogwood that he found the
>>> seeds from trees growing between Ft. Worth and Dallas out in full  
>>> sun.
>>> I also bought a one gallon Chamaecyparis obtusa "Crippsii",  a one
>>> gallon Callicarpa americana beautyberry, a one gallon Fothergilla
>>> major "Mt. Airy"bottlebrush.
>>> The Chamaecyparis he recommended as one of the hardiest in for our
>>> area. The Callicarpa is loaded with purple berries and the
>>> Fothergilla has wonderful fall color.
>>> Do any of you have any recommendations for where to plant them or
>>> what they need.  He told me to remember that the dogwood is still a
>>> dogwood and would need water no matter where he got it from.
>>> Tricia
>>> zone 6b
>>> where fall is in full swing
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