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Looking to get into citrus, questions on hardy varieties
So far Ive narrowed it down to:
Owari Satsuma Tree: Citrus reticulata 'Owari'
Nagami Kumquat: Fortunella margarita
I dont have a ton of space since Im using my best microclimate + greenhousing for Jan and Feb (will be built around the trees as they are going in the ground). I was originally going for a changsha but was told they werent very good, and this isnt about ornamental fruit as I want to eat from them. Any input on what Im looking at or other sweet varieties ( I know kumquats arent sweet lol) that are cold hardy. Also anyone know how tall and wide I can expect these to get? Thanks!
Cycad for zone 7/8a?
Plants Delight Nursery claims that Cycas taitungensis is zone 7B but I don't really trust that. I'm on the border line and it gets cold but not too cold.
Why Do Madagascar Palms Have Some Cold Hardiness?
Why do some Madagascar palms, for example Bismarkia and Beccariophoenix alfredii, have some cold hardiness to them? They are not cold hardy in cooler zones like 8a/8b but they are cold hardy from where they come from. Most of Madagascar is north of the Tropic of Capricorn. Are they just like that? You would think that they would not be cold hardy at all.
Albizia coreana (or kalkora?)
I recently last year received seeds of Albizia coreana (or kalkora) from a university in North Carolina. The Albizia species is reportedly "rare" but I think they're just rare in cultivation, but I could be wrong. Here are photos on the internet of the prince ear tree (왕자 귀 트리) which aren't my photos but show a good representation of the species.
I have been finding quite a few dwarf butias around town lately. This one has a very short trunk & the top leaves are 5 ft from the ground. It has flowered multiple times.