On Sep 19, 2010, Noctis from Cedar Park, TX wrote:
I've grown some forest lilacs from seed, and while they are a little needy for water, it's an absolutely beautiful plant.
At this point, they're getting a little tall for the indoors, and I'm looking to put them outside, but wasn't sure when is best to transplant.
I'm in Texas, so it's not like there are actual seasons here, besides football and hot, but want the plants to do well in the backyard.
Any advice would be appreciated, before they take over my entire house :)
On Jul 31, 2005, Calalily from Deep South Coastal, TX (Zone 10a) wrote:
This plant can grow 10 ft in one year, it's juvenile leaves are fuzzy, but become shiny green when mature. The tree will lose its leaves if temps fall into the 30's and stay. Stem damage will occur if temps fall below freezing. My tree survived 26*F, but died back almost to the ground. The flowers are a beautiful soft pink and bloom all along the stem and at the tips.
All parts of this plant are poisonous if eaten. It is grown in South America as shade for the cacao and coffee plants, hence it's common name of "Madre de Cacao".
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Babson Park, Florida Bayview, Texas Cedar Park, Texas