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Wow Kim, looking at your photos makes me wish I'd been planting and growing them in the SD garden. I'll take some cuttings from the Hilo garden the next time over and let you experiment with those. BTW, I'm still working on a response to your questions regarding my island garden plans. Complex site with many considerations.

Tim

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epicure3

Here are some of mine. You can see some snail and insect damage on some....

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putu enjula

Here are some more pictures...

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These New Guinea Black (above) were started from one cutting that was two feet tall.... it has been in the ground for about 2.5 years. There is a one gallon pot on the wall for scale.

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Here is a ti that fell over! Guess I should plant those!

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putu enjula

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This is a Peter Buck that has been in the ground for 5 years.

When it was planted it was the size of that one gallon ti which is in the photo for scale.

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Dypsisdean

Epicure,

Thanks for taking the time to post your pics. Definitely the largest in ground red Ti plants I've seen in SoCal. The emerging theme so far seems to be coastal gardens using reds and blacks with the extra protection of hardscape and surrounding houses. Now if only we could find a way to mitigate the hard water and insects. :)

I'm curious now about the major gardens in SoCal. I don't remember seeing any in pics of Quail Gardens, Balboa Park/Zoo, etc. Am I just not paying attention, or do they need that cozy "backyard" environment? Any more pics from Ti lovers?

While it appears there are several varieties that will survive in selected SoCal locations, I still remain unconvinced that "all Ti plants should do fine in 10a/b." I think they are a demanding plant to get to look good, and there are many more varieties that will fail, than will succeed.

Those who wish to try should really look for the "Black Magic/Negri." These have really flourished for me in Cali and are about eight feet tall now. Once they get that large, it's harder for the snails to find them. :) But I still have to watch out for the thrips.

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putu enjula

We just bought this one yesterday at Wal Mart (all this talk of tis make me want more :drool: )

The name on it was Ballerina Grande! I'm not sure if "Big Ballerina" is a very flattering name! :lol:

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Thanks Epicure for sharing those pics... looks like you're doing a great job so far!! :)

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Kim
Wow Kim, looking at your photos makes me wish I'd been planting and growing them in the SD garden. I'll take some cuttings from the Hilo garden the next time over and let you experiment with those. BTW, I'm still working on a response to your questions regarding my island garden plans. Complex site with many considerations.

Tim

Wow, thanks Tim, I'd like to see what will grow here. And looking forward to hearing the details about your site from a design standpoint.

John, nice photos, I really like your garden, you have so much variety.

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epicure3
Wow Kim, looking at your photos makes me wish I'd been planting and growing them in the SD garden. I'll take some cuttings from the Hilo garden the next time over and let you experiment with those. BTW, I'm still working on a response to your questions regarding my island garden plans. Complex site with many considerations.

Tim

Wow, thanks Tim, I'd like to see what will grow here. And looking forward to hearing the details about your site from a design standpoint.

John, nice photos, I really like your garden, you have so much variety.

Thanks Kim.

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joe_OC

Well, I've got my list of ti's together and will be placing an order soon. Looks like it will be a fun project to see how they will do in my yard. Thanks from all the feedback and pictures.

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epicure3
Well, I've got my list of ti's together and will be placing an order soon. Looks like it will be a fun project to see how they will do in my yard. Thanks from all the feedback and pictures.

Good luck! Let us know what you get.

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Matt in OC

Bump!

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joe_OC

Hi Matt,

I had a list of ti’s I was going to post, but I figured including pics would be better.  Will post soon.

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joe_OC

Onomea - About 10 years old.  Full sun 8-9’ tall now

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Black Ribbon - About 8 years old.  I use it as a hedge.  Constantly trimming it down to keep it around 4’ tall.  They are 6' now but will wait until next Spring.  Full sun.

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Dr. Brown

Around 8 years old.  Started it as a cutting.  About 3’ tall with lots of suckers.  Full sun

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Lots more to come

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joe_OC

Florica - About 10 years old.  Leaf damage from heat wave a couple of weeks ago.  Trimmed main stalk back earlier.  Like to keep them under 3’ tall.  Full sun.  
 

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Maria - About 10 years old.  Needs more sun to be happy.  Responded well to plumerias being trimmed back.  
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Bolero & Auntie Lou

Recent plantings for this location.  I have mother plants in other parts of the yard that are over 6’ tall.  Both need full sun to get best colors near the coast.

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joe_OC

Xerox reaching for sun.  I initially thought they wanted shade, but they really want full sun.

 

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joe_OC

I have several I started last year from cuttings:
Schubertii

Orange Glow

Wiley’s Gold

Hawaiian Flag

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