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Re: beautyberry

Mine's growing in clay (black gumbo) here.  It's alive, despite 21 months of
drought, but it has looked better.

On 11/9/06, TeichFlora@aol.com <TeichFlora@aol.com> wrote:
> AH HA!!!!  LOL  That explains things....it was rooted and grew
> up  adapting
> to the soil and conditions. Perhaps that is the key.  I've always  heard
> to
> purchase plants that are grown in one's area, because they are
> already  adapted
> to the area.  Perhaps I'll try that too.  The native plants  that I've
> purchased have always originally come from a grower in the
> Pineywoods  area north of
> Houston.....very acidic, very sandy soils, and much cooler  climate.
> Thanks for letting me know about this. We have very clay soil with
> definite
> limestone...not as bad as Austin/San Antonio area, but the eastern edge of
> that. Beautyberry are supposed to be native to much of Texas not just
> the  far
> east.  So this gives me hope...perhaps if I get a cutting of one that  is
> growing further west, or from a grower in or around SA.
> Thanks Jim.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 11/8/2006 11:02:24 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Ms Fatma  spied the purple berries in the
> roadside scrub. We always carry pruning  [purloining] shears in our
> vehicles. So I stopped and we took several  cuttings. They rooted
> easily.
> Never had the soil tested. It's sand  over limestone with several
> millennia of pine needles rotting on top of  it, which is why it's
> called Florida black  sand.
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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