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Re: newest plants


I looked around and found a couple of sites saying 8 feet at the outside on height for C. americana. Of course, Pam's in TEXAS. They grow everything bigger there. ;+)

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2007 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] newest plants


I've got a Callicarpa going on ten feet tall. And it is an understory plant
here.

On 11/10/07, james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:

We've had Callicarpa get 6-7 feet here in the understory. It sprawls,
too--maybe wider than it is tall.

On Nov 10, 2007, at 8:51 AM, Kitty wrote:

> Callicarpa americana grows 3 to 6 feet according to Kemper, never gets
> to more than 3 ft here as we are on the edge of hardiness.  The only
> one I've seen here is in full sun.
> Most dogwoods are best w an eastern exposure here.  Full Texas sun
> would be too much in most cases.  Sounds like your hunter found some
> excellent specimens worth propagating.
>
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrea Hodges"
> <andreah@hargray.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2007 7:23 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] newest plants
>
>
>> Tricia-keep in mind the Callicarpa will get quite large and is an
>> understory plant. I always forget how big the really will be. I'd
>> also still consider the dogwood as an understory. We've got some here
>> that grow in full sun but they're never as pretty as those that get a
>> tiny bit of late afternoon shade.
>>
>> I'm jealous of your Fothergilla. It's too hot for them here but I
>> think they are so pretty.
>>
>> Good luck!
>> A
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Patricia" <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 11:43 PM
>> Subject: [CHAT] newest plants
>>
>>
>>> 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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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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Kemp TX
zone 8A

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