Offered ~ No Longer Needed Plants forum: CLOSED-Crape Myrtle & Red Bud seedlings

 
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ImageSeray
Mar 18, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Sherri
Coastal GA
Hi Chelle

I would love a redbud seedling or two. I will have some Crape myrtle seedlings to share. This would be the color.

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Imagechelle
Mar 18, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Sounds great Seray. I'll let you know when I have mine ready. I'm figuring by the end of the month I should know. Safer to ship then as well, I'm thinking. We could still have freezing weather here.
ImageSeray
Mar 18, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Sherri
Coastal GA
Thanks a bunch Chelle! Be sure to let me know so I can send you postage. We could freeze here too. It's done it before in late March.
Imagechelle
Mar 18, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Thank you as well! I've always adored Crape Myrtles but shied away from trying them here. I think they are reliably hardy to zone 6, but I'll do some checking. At any rate, this will be a good way to try it!
I may have a micro climate area that mimics zone 6, maybe a sheltered spot by the house out of the cold winter winds.
Besides, I'm a serious zone pusher, I love experimenting!
ImageSeray
Mar 18, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Sherri
Coastal GA
I usually have a bunch of little ones so if it doesn't work the first time we can try try again. Good time to dig them up since they are still dormant here. I'll get some potted up so it won't be such a shock. They usually lose their leaves in shipment.

Sleep well!
Imagechelle
Mar 18, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
That's what I have too! Gobs of volunteer seedlings in the flower beds. I've often thought, (as I'm murdering them), gee it sure would be nice to have someone use these instead of throwing them away! So yes, mine will be small as well. I weeded last season's out pretty thoroughly. LOL
Imagechelle
Mar 18, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Oh yeah, sleep,....... guess I should do that soon, huh?
You have a good nights sleep yourself...TTYS...chelle
stonecrabber
Mar 18, 2010 12:33 PM CST
hudson,FL
Seray,
I have some crinum bulbs that I'd like to swap for some crepe myrtle seedlings.
Please let me know if your interested.
ImageSeray
Mar 18, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Sherri
Coastal GA
Love to swap Stonecrabber! I think I have a few more left after Chelle's. Cmail me your address and I'll go see what I can find.
Imagechelle
Mar 18, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Hi Stonecrabber.
It's good to have you back!
Imagevalleylynn
Mar 18, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Chelle, I would love a redbud or two for my little woodland. I have a small two year old Golden Chain tree hardy to zone 5 that I could send you.
Imagechelle
Mar 18, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Lynn,
That sounds great. I have at least two so far, one is for Seray, and one can be for you. I'd love to try a Golden Chain again. I'm not sure they like our particular variety of clay soil, but I'm thinking maybe I'll put it on the high edge of our (imported) sandy beach. Maybe the combination soil there will suit it better. The plants I have are small, but they should ship & transplant well.
I should be able to get them ready for shipping in the next few weeks.
Smiling
Imagevalleylynn
Mar 18, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
You let me know when Chelle. The Golden Chain Tree does very well here in our clay soil. They are really tough trees and bloom best if in full sun.
Is your red bud tree in a wooded area? Is this a native or hybrid? So many questions. : ) Want to make sure I plant it in the right place when it gets here.
Imagechelle
Mar 18, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Lynn,
We had a Golden Chain tree for about 7 years. We bought it from a catalog and when it came it was about a foot tall. It gained maybe 6" of growth in 7 years, so I finally gave up on it. Our soil here is very slow-draining, and the start was in an area that doesn't get full sun.
I'm hoping that if we put it in the other spot it will grow better. It didn't die, it just wasn't a very strong grower where it was.
My mom ordered the red bud, and she doesn't keep track of any info. I'm leaning toward hybrid since that's the kind of catalog she orders from. Do you know if the hybrids grow true to the parent from seed? If not, it's not a hybrid. All of our transplanted starts from the parent are the same.
Ours our planted in understory conditions. Taller trees around them, so part shade. Smiling
It's nice here again today, so I'm going to start lifting them out of the ground. Finally dried up a bit so the soil isn't sopping wet.
I need to dig up a poppy start for my son's teacher as well, so I'd better get out there and get it done. BB in a bit.....chelle
Imagevalleylynn
Mar 18, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
That is what I need to to know Chelle, about where I would plant it. I have the perfect spot in my little woodland. : )
Your Golden Chain tree should do great in the other location with better drainage. You are right, they don't like soggy feet. They are really draught tolerant once established.
Imagechelle
Mar 27, 2010 1:26 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Seray wrote:Hi Chelle

I would love a redbud seedling or two. I will have some Crape myrtle seedlings to share. This would be the color.


I got a package! Thank you so much! I'll have a veritable forest of Crape myrtle with what you sent. Hurray!

Your red bud will go out on Monday. Lovey dubby
Imagevalleylynn
Mar 27, 2010 2:05 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Hi Chelle, ready for me to send the Golden Chain Tree? It is starting to break dormancy so I know it is strong and healthy now. Didn't wan to send it until I new it had rooted good. Cmail me your address, I will mail it Monday.
ImageSeray
Mar 27, 2010 2:11 PM CST
Name: Sherri
Coastal GA
Glad you got it Chelle. Hopefully it will bloom up a storm for you!
Lovey dubby
Imagechelle
Mar 27, 2010 2:46 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Lynn,
Sure thing! Send it on....and thank you. Your red bud will head out on Monday as well. Addy sent.

Seray,
Such fine packaging. The leaves are still on. I potted them in a large container until the frosts are over around here. We had an inch of ice on a bucket of water night before last.
Imagevalleylynn
Mar 27, 2010 3:09 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Chelle your Golden Chain tree will go out Monday.

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