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I was enjoying the garden and took this photo of M. montperriensis

These arent huge but I enjoy them alot

Best regars

Ed

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tank

Ed,

Nice. You need to give us a complete inventory of your cycads! Only so I know what to attempt :) . I'm half kidding but its always great when someone with your experience in our area shares their knowledge. Based on your descriptions from other posts (and from a few other generous folks on this board) I'm currently growing 4 different Macrozamias (mountparriensis, johnsonii, moorei, and communis (from Krishna)). All four are planted out and made it through this winter with no damage (low down to 20F possibly a little colder), and the first three were out for last years tundra blast and only experienced some slight browning on the leaf tips.

Do you have any recommendations on other macrozamias to try in Gainesville?

Also, the plant I think is M. moorei is starting to exhibit a nice silver blue color to its new leaves. Does this sound like moorei? Hopefully if you can't answer this someone else will chime in.

Thanks,

Jason

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Patrick

I'd like to hear what cycads made it through your winter down there. I could steal your secrets!:evil:

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edbrown_III

I think any of the Macrozamias can take this type of weather. I have had M. riedeli and M. fernsideia out as well.

They rotted but were not impactd by cold just my high water table. Thanks for the kind words

Best regards

Ed

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Cycadcenter

Probably all macrozamias will take down to about 25F with no ill effect.

The most cold hardy would be the ones growing around Coonabarabran and the Pilliga Scrub that is secunda, heteromera, stenomera, humilis, polymorpha, glaucophylla, diplomera and concinnis.

Next most cold hardy would be the NSW coastal plants: communis, spiralis, elegans, reducta, flexuosa, montana, fawcetti and johnsonii plurinervia

Then the Queensland inland species machini, conferta, viridis, cardiacensis, parcifolia, crassifolia, mountperriensis, longispina, moorei, fearnsidii, platyrachis

and lastly the Queensland coasta plants: lucida, P/g, douglasii, lomandroides, serpentina

I'm sure i've missed some but this will give you an idea.

Bruce

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edbrown_III

Bruce,

Good to hear form you and thanks for commenting . You are the ranking expert on theses species.

I have grown these a long time but only had them out in weather down to 20F or so.

I believe that you have commented that some of your plantings have survived the teens ?

Best regards

Ed

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tank

Thanks Bruce,

Are you still operating your nursery in Fallbrook? I picked up my Macrozamias from you a few years back and they are doing great. I'd love to pick up some of the other species you mentioned.

jason

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gyuseppe

Ed congratulations on your Macrozamia mountperriensis !

I have a small Macrozamia mountperriensis of only 4 leaves, growth is very slow !!

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edbrown_III

Ed,

Nice. You need to give us a complete inventory of your cycads! Only so I know what to attempt :) . I'm half kidding but its always great when someone with your experience in our area shares their knowledge. Based on your descriptions from other posts (and from a few other generous folks on this board) I'm currently growing 4 different Macrozamias (mountparriensis, johnsonii, moorei, and communis (from Krishna)). All four are planted out and made it through this winter with no damage (low down to 20F possibly a little colder), and the first three were out for last years tundra blast and only experienced some slight browning on the leaf tips.

Do you have any recommendations on other macrozamias to try in Gainesville?

Also, the plant I think is M. moorei is starting to exhibit a nice silver blue color to its new leaves. Does this sound like moorei? Hopefully if you can't answer this someone else will chime in.

Thanks,

Jason

M. redelie has this color also ---

Come by some time when I m barbequeing and I will show you the plants.

Best regards

Ed

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tank

Ed,

No redelie yet, but I'll keep a look out for one to plant out. I'll let you know next time I'm up your way and see if you have some free time. I'm always good for barbecue :D .

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On 3/2/2011 at 4:00 PM, edbrown_III said:

Bruce,

 

Good to hear form you and thanks for commenting . You are the ranking expert on theses species.

 

I have grown these a long time but only had them out in weather down to 20F or so.

 

I believe that you have commented that some of your plantings have survived the teens ?

 

Best regards

 

 

Ed

Any updated info on hardiness Ed? Thanks

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