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Sarcococca experts!

by Dave in NoVA » 5 hours ago in Palms and The Tropical Look

Newbie poster here.

OK, so this genus really has me confused.

I have a plant that was labeled S. hookeriana var. hookeriana. It is quite a bit taller than var. humilis. Is it different than Sarcococca orientalis?

I think I see that S. ruscifolia has more pointed leaves (resemblance to butcher's broom). And S. hookeriana dignya has much narrower leaves. S. confusa has what I would say is 'wavier' leaves and perhaps wider (almost laurel-like) with a zig-zag terminal branch.

But what might the differences be between hookeriana (var. hookeriana) and orientalis?

Is there a way to upload images directly on this site, or does one need to use an internet host like PhotoBucket first?

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What palm landscape in your garden keeps you motivated?

by Axel » 16 hours ago in Palms and The Tropical Look

This particular specimen of parajubaea cocoides really gets me motivated, it's such a beautiful palm! Here's the view from my lanai, every time I see that it makes me want to plant more palms.

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Lower left is a brahea clara, and above it is a sabal causiarum, they're still small, but growing rapidely.

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First Winter Storm heading South to Florida

by Axel » 2 days ago in Palms and The Tropical Look

Looks like it might be a cold year on the East Coast. A Winter storm is already forecast to head South, possible lows in the 30's in the Florida Panhandle in early November, that would be a record.

http://firsthandweather.com/391/east-co ... p-weekend/

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white sapote

by georgeinbandonoregon » 2 days ago in Fruits, Rare Fruits, Orchards and Exotics

hi folks, i'm hoping to obtain seeds or seedlings from (hopefully) more frost hardy forms of casimiroa edulis/white sapote. i understand that seedling material may NOT possess the same desirable characteristics of it's parent(s) but i am not a grafter so that that is not an option for me. FWIW, i have a BUNCH of cherimoya seedlings from an (unknown) variety bought at a road side fruit stand near escondido, california if anyone is interested in those things, i have a variety of relatively rare evergreen mexican oak seedlings as another possible trade option, AND/OR i'm willing to pay postage/handling costs for anything that anyone could possibly share and send. thanks for your kind attention.

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Fall in Metchosin B.C.

by CJW_Asia » 2 days ago in Palms and The Tropical Look

Today is a VERY warm day out my way and I decided to take some pictures of what my psudo-subtropical yard is doing now.

Caution this is going to be a pic heavy post.

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