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|Positive ||aussieupover ||On Apr 29, 2012, aussieupover from Wekiva Springs, FL wrote:
I love this tree. I purchased one online and had it shipped from up north. It has been growing beautiful here in central florida for almost 2 years now. Flowered first spring when it was only 6 months in the ground and about 3 foot tall. It is now about 10 ft. All that see her in flower admire her and wonder what she is.
|Positive ||b_bruce ||On Apr 11, 2010, b_bruce from Iron Station, NC wrote:
I am in Iron Station N.C. and was in my back yard one day 2 years and smelled this sweet aroma, I traced it down to 3 small trees just in side the wood line, they had the little white star shaped flowers and smelled so sweet. I dug 2 up and planted them in the yard, I have 2 years trying to find out what they were, now I know.They are growing good and have bloomed the last 2 years and are starting this year already. Any tips on how to take care of them are warmly welcomed. I will continue to read posts on them.
|Positive ||DAMNATHAN ||On Nov 24, 2009, DAMNATHAN from Chapel Hill, NC wrote:
This beautifully complex & seasonally ornate, aesthetically pleasurable botanical gift resides outside the front door of my townhouse. I have observed that, among several unique traits, that it deciduously sheds it's leaves after all other trees in the region. It stands alone literally & in several ways. Currently it is starting to shed, but does so metachronously, staggered but not necessarily predictably based on positional or aerial sequence. As leaves are falling, a berry forms, becomes tumescent & assumes the size of a blueberry replete with indelible ink-like juice which falls to the ground, & if stepped on, will stain sole of shoe & walkway, in my case. It's shape is oval, not globoid like a blueberry. I noted 20-30 finches, of the same species & subtype (birds of a feather flock, but also dine on ilk dietary target, together). I have not seen said finches as part of the local gentry or local avian residential population, of which there are several other species of birds & their nests in other nearby arborial structures. These finches feed on this berry. It is relatively, if not outright, sub-species specific from a dietary standpoint. One wonders if the digestive enzymes incapacitates the presumptive seeds inside the berry structure, or, if not, as in other notable examples of symbiosis & bilateral mutually beneficial maneuvers between xenobiotics, defecation of the uric acid paste deposit randomly disperses & disseminates seeds for expectant germination. Only problem is, there are no other neophytes in the area. I understand it is a fastidious species, & not being indiginous to these here parts (sorry, I'm from N.C.- actually, I'm not sorry at all), may not be conducive to German-nation (hah-hah) b/c of suboptimal soil, pH or other milieu, versus pollination by the arthropodial vector(s). Visually arresting but wonderfully intriguing & perplexing. Proud to pontificate & wax philosophic on the subject matter. I amsk what I amsk, like a good friend once told me. A-cah-cah-cah-cah-cah-cah!!!!!
|Positive ||greatswede ||On Aug 26, 2009, greatswede from Lincoln, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
This Chinese Fringe tree is doing quite well in my backyard with a western exposure and in heavy clay soil. It's irrigated by a drip system.
The flowering in spring is fantastic! Also, it is a low maintenance tree. No leaf burn or insect damage. It's a great tree but am surprised at it's growth pattern. It seems to be goblet shaped instead of umbrella.
|Positive ||LiliMerci ||On Dec 15, 2007, LiliMerci from North of Atlanta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
10 years? I bought mine last year while visiting Callaway Gardens. Thought it was an unusual tree.
|Positive ||ladyannne ||On Sep 13, 2004, ladyannne from Merced, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
This is the corner delight in our shady area, tall and incredibly graceful. The white fringe flowers are like a sprinkling of snow. The leaves are a fall high light, turning brilliant yellow.
You need a male and a female for it to produces olive shape and sized fruit which the birds love.
Very slow growing, never needs pruning.
Reportedly, new trees can require ten years to the first bloom.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Hazel Green, Alabama
Rio Linda, California
Wekiva Springs, Florida
New Orleans, Louisiana
Old Jefferson, Louisiana
Stirling, New Jersey
New York, New York
Rochester, New York
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Clayton, North Carolina
Iron Station, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina (2 reports)
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Greer, South Carolina
New Ellenton, South Carolina