Looking for Thorntons Lemon Drop

disneyhorse(10A)April 28, 2014

Hello all...

My collection seems pretty good but the one I'm missing is Thorntons Lemon Drop. I think that's the only one left on my "have to have" list. Anyone know where I can find a nice small plant? I'm in SoCal and don't mind shipping.

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ladyver(9)

That's my best bloomer and one of my favorites! Good choice...I know someone who has some locally and I'm hoping you'll hear from them.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 2:09PM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

Florida colors has it. At least as far as I know its the real deal. That seems to be the hardest part about shopping for it.

mike

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 4:20PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

That is one of my favorites too!

Mine was cut last year, so I'm sorry I can't help you. It's not ready to be trimmed for a while.

Good luck...

Laura

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 4:44PM
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freak4plumeria(So CA zone 10)

Disneyhorse,
I still haven't gone by my patch, but couple months ago I was noting that I was going to do some needed trimming on a lot of my plants. May have Thortons Lemon Drop avail, but would be a cutting.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 7:28PM
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disneyhorse(10A)

I wouldn't mind a cutting versus a rooted plant. I've had good success with rooting last year and feel pretty confident.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 7:33PM
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rox146

Just a thought....I have 2 TLD....both have been in pots and not happy at all. I read on here some where that she likes to be in the ground. So, after almost losing 1 of them last year from the pot, I put it in the ground last year and this year every tip has an inflo. Mine are both small with no pruning need. Just thought I would let you know the in the ground thing, at least for my area. roxanne

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 8:21PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Good luck DisneyHorse!!!

Hi James!! I hope your patch is doing well...

Rox. I hope you have many beautiful blooms!!! ;-)

Cheers to you all!!!

Laura

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 8:27PM
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citizen_insane

Hey Disneyhorse,
I got about 12 rooted TLDs with 2-5 tips and most have inflos. All are beefy plants. I will sell them at the PSA sales. I could sell you one if you are interested. I am in Texas so I could mail it to you.

George

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 9:48PM
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AllanRandall(z7 OKC)

I got mine from George last season. He sent me a wonderful looking plant and it now has two inflos coming out. The excitement begins.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 12:25AM
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tdogdad(Zone 9)

Gave Sonja my last rooted one but I have one rooting that you are welcome to. E-mail me and swing by some afternoon. i am just down the 55 by South Coast Plaza. Bill

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 5:52PM
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freak4plumeria(So CA zone 10)

Hey Laura..... Hope your having a good spring so far.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 8:53PM
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daogirl

I'm also looking for a TLD locally in SoCal (LA/OC/IE) -- after disneyhorse gets one. :) I'm happy to pay for the plant and pick it up.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 1:21AM
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ladyver(9)

While we're talking about we might as well show it....this is why TLD is my favorite. Slow grower for me but very polite and VERY generous with the blooms despite the morning-sun only location. I've had this one since about 2005 and it went in ground around 2010 when I couldn't keep it upright in its pot during the Santa Anas. Unfortunately it doesn't need to be pruned, otherwise I'd share! Bill was so generous to provide me with a backup. Disneyhorse, you're more than welcome to come over and see mine when it blooms. It's pushing inflos on almost every tip again.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 10:00AM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Sonja ...

She is beautiful!!

I can't wait for mine to open, she blooms all summer for me as well!!!

Thank you for showing this lovely tree, named for a lovely lady...

Laura

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 10:10AM
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disneyhorse(10A)

She's pretty! I've been avoiding yellow and white but this is a must have. Beautiful tree, really does it's "siblings" justice!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 12:17PM
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ladyver(9)

I cleared out all of my yellows and most of my whites except for this one...the flower is just perfect. It has everything going for it...scent, form, growth habit, easy to grow and root, tons of blooms every year, amazing color. This was one of the first three plants that fueled my addiction. The other two were Hilo Beauty and Jeannie Moragne Jr.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 2:32PM
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Pharaoh4

I have one that is similar in size to ladyver's photo, but it is in a 20? gallon pot. I am willing to sell it for the right price.

Tony

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 10:30PM
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tdogdad(Zone 9)

Hello Tony. Good to see your name again. Must be hot in the Valley these days. Take care. Bill

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 3:48AM
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toomanydogs(9B)

Last summer I got a lovely rooted TLD from Diem in Santa Ana. It is a great bloomer and a nicely shaped plant. He is a member of the South Coast Plumeria Society so you could contact him through them.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 8:39AM
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Pharaoh4

Hey Bill,
Good to hear from you. Yes, it's been blazingly hot in the Valley. I still can't get over that we never had a Winter, but I'm not complaining ;)

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 2:53PM
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texasplum(8)

Citizen,

sent you a message about your TLDs and if you still have any available . I have been looking for one for awhile and would love to buy one! thanks

Shane

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 6:38PM
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georgecc

I have a nice, 27" tall ETLD that's symmetrical and wide with 9 tips for sale (and one inflo so far). For local pickup in Simi Valley (don't think it's a good candidate for shipping). If anyone is still looking, email me.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 7:23PM
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texasplum(8)

Sure wish I was closer! sounds like an awesome plant

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 8:08PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Good luck with the trees... ETLD is a beauty!!

Hi James... Spring is finally here, thank goodness!!! Hope all is well and just wanted to say, Mahalo for everything.. They all look wonderful too! ;-)

Have a great weekend!!!

Laura

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 8:40PM
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jandey1(TX8)

Disney, I would jump on that one from George! Hard to find people willing to part with good size TLD plants like that!

    Bookmark   May 26, 2014 at 11:58AM
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texasplum(8)

Hopefully he will be willing to part with another one! Have been looking for a decent sized one for awhile and haven't been able to find one.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2014 at 7:16PM
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citizen_insane

Hey Shane,
how big a TLD are you looking for? Can you pick it up at the PSA sale?

George

    Bookmark   May 26, 2014 at 9:06PM
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gidgetsocal

I got my Elizabeth Thornton Lemon Drop from Emerson Willis in Texas. He is a charming man, and it was a pleasure doing business with him. The three tipped plant is blooming this year for the first time and is firing on all three cylinders! Perhaps he has another one? Good luck!

    Bookmark   May 26, 2014 at 9:14PM
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texasplum(8)

George,
Thank you for getting back to me sir. Just a decent sized rooted plant doesn't have to be huge just a nice shape. I do have a single tip but I would like to find another one. Where is the psa sale? I live just north of Austin TX and willing to pay for shipping if I cant make it to the sale. Thanks!!

Shane

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 12:01AM
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ladyver(9)

I just got back from Upland Nursery and there's a good sized Thornton's Lemondrop for sale there right now. It's labeled "Lemon Drop" but it's blooming and is definitely Thornton's. It's a forked tree (y shaped) with one inflo on each branch and pushing out new branches around those inflos. 5 gallon for $99, which I didn't think was too bad for the size considering their prices on other things.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2014 at 3:13PM
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