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Accessions of Corymbia ptychocarpa and Cycas tropophylla at MBBG

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Yesterday, I planted this swamp bloodwood. What a cool name! I believe this is one of the largest leaves of the Eucalypts. I hope it does well for us on the beach. 

 

This tree came from Loxahatchee Adam--thanks again!

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Mandrew968

One of four Cycas tropophylla to go into our oolitic limestone planters has been planted yesterday, along with some Quail berry (Crossopetalum ilicifolium). Should make for an interesting and eclectic look.

These Cycas were donated from cultivated plants on the property of Montgomery Botanical Center. They are such a generous and first class establishment--I can't thank them enough for the support they give. 

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Jdiaz31089

Cool! I don't know of anyone else who is growing this corymbia. I have a two year old from seed that is just a little taller than yours. I expect that being a water-lover, this plant will do better for you in humid, wet Florida, as opposed to hot, dry California where I am. Yours also has a deeper green color. Mine is in full sun and has lime-green leaves. 

 

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Pip
11 hours ago, Jdiaz31089 said:

Cool! I don't know of anyone else who is growing this corymbia. I have a two year old from seed that is just a little taller than yours. I expect that being a water-lover, this plant will do better for you in humid, wet Florida, as opposed to hot, dry California where I am. Yours also has a deeper green color. Mine is in full sun and has lime-green leaves. 

 

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I wouldn't expect a very robust specimen in California as it Corymbia ptychocarpa is native to an area of Australia that doesn't have a real cool season. Dry yes not cool. I'm not saying that it won't grow it will take along time to even become a shrub. I grow a hybrid corymbia  between C. ficifolia and  C. ptychocarpa called 'summer glory' it has a crimson pink blossom and a dwarf form.

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Mandrew968

Nice, guys. 

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richtrav

Ptychocarpa is very cool, leaves are very large for a euc. 

 

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richtrav

This is one of the 'Summer' hybrids in Brisbane. Don't know what rootstock was used.

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Mandrew968

Three more Cycas were planted last Friday. All the same and all from MBC.

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On 12/11/2016, 10:26:46, Jdiaz31089 said:

Cool! I don't know of anyone else who is growing this corymbia. I have a two year old from seed that is just a little taller than yours. I expect that being a water-lover, this plant will do better for you in humid, wet Florida, as opposed to hot, dry California where I am. Yours also has a deeper green color. Mine is in full sun and has lime-green leaves. 

 

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The only nice "eucalyptus" besides a Rainbow

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