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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

November 3, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9323928

I was really excited today to open my new order from Woodlander's nursery in S Carolina.
#1 is pseudocydonia sinensis. I already have one tree, which has beautiful bark characteristics (#2).
I'm planning to put a few in a row along a path through the woods.
#3 is illicium parviflora Florida Sunshine. I's marginally hardy here, but the species has done fine here.
We saw Florida Sunshine in a number of nurseries in NC over the past year.
Hopefully it will be as hardy as the species; if so, it should really brighten the woodland garden.
#4 is my biggest excitement, x gordlinia grandiflora.
I may be the #1 mass murderer of franklinias on the planet.
I LOVE franklinia.
I had a franklinia at my prior residence in St Louis which survived (thrived) for ~10yrs.
But since then, I have a woeful record of trying to get one survive here.
The intergeneric gordlinia hybrid is supposed to be more robust. We'll see...
But the plant arrived today in spectacular fall color - I took it as a good omen!
We'll see how it does with St Louis' challenges...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 5, 2012
8:26 AM

Post #9325247

Good luck with them. They're such beautiful trees. I think it's great you got a preview of Autumns to come.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 5, 2012
9:37 AM

Post #9325311

Dear Wee,

You sound like a kid in a candy store. How wonderful. Your plants are lovely!

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

November 5, 2012
3:03 PM

Post #9325537

He IS a candy store - got tired of visiting others, and made his own - which is now filled to overflowing, eh?
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

November 5, 2012
4:31 PM

Post #9325582

How much is shipping? I saw lots of plants I would like to order, but no where does the site discuss shipping.
back40bean
Decatur, GA
(Zone 7b)

November 6, 2012
1:02 PM

Post #9326253

If you put plants in a shopping cart they will estimate your shipping using a zip you provide.
Gracye
Warrenton, VA

November 6, 2012
3:51 PM

Post #9326414

Man, I can't even begin to pronounce those names! Good for you in this adventure! Ah! Nothing like digging a hole and throwing something into it, is there?!

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