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Shopping List

Posted by yacheryl 9b St. Petersburg (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 4, 11 at 19:59

I'm looking for another Tabernaemontana holstii.
I lost mine last year in the freeze.
They're always in bloom and fragrant!!!

So what's on your plant shopping list for 2011?


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Let me know if you've found it.. I'm also looking for that plant - (rooted cutting, not seedling) Thanks. :)

My wanting list for 2011 include:
(in order)
Artabotrys siamensis
Jasminum molle
Boronia megastigma
Radermachera Kunming
Tabernaemontana africana/holstii
Stemmadenia littoralis
Portlandia latifolia

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I'm going to add a couple of jasmines and gardenias, and that's about it. Of course, there's always the possibility of something wonderful showing up on offer :D

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Has anyone have a Portlandia? It's a relative of gardenia so I wonder how fragrant these plants are..

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I had a portlandia.
I was very disapointed in it.
Flowers were small and really not that fragrant.
Of course it might of been that picticular plant.
I'm sure others just love the plant.

Course I have the only non-fragrant 7 foot Aglaia odorata.

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That does sound disappointing! Several others had said the same thing regarding the scent. The plant looks nice though.

I'm sure with your vast collection, you must have a
Radermachera Kunming? What's your experience with this plant? Some said it's very fragrant, while others said they could only detect a light scent?

RE: Shopping List

I haven't grown that one,
but I have had Radermachera Sinica.
The first winter I had it it dipped down to 40 degrees
and I lost it.
They call this one 'China Doll',
and now I know why!

I do grow Stemmadenia littoralis.
I love it! My favorite tree.
They can't take the cold at all.
38 degrees and a full grown 12' tree
will freeze down to the ground.
But they are fragrant!
and bloom cont. from Easther to Thankgiving
with at least 75 degree weather.
Grow it in a greenhouse up north.
They need full sun.

RE: Shopping List

  • Posted by jimshy z7 Brooklyn NY (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 12, 11 at 17:10

For those looking for Tabernaemontana holstii, you might check with Gardino in Florida; even if it's not available on the website they may be propagating it, and their plants are good-sized for the money.

Cheryl, I grew my stemmadenia (5 ft tall) in full sun all summer with not a bud in sight, and nearly killed it by waiting too long to bring it in. It's resprouting from the roots, but I'm not sure it works for me -- any secrets?

My list, putting aside the long list of plants I want but don't have room for, can't grow, etc? Mostly replacements for things that died:

murraya paniculata

prostanthera ovalifolia (love it, but can't seem to keep it alive too long)

Chloranthus spicata (hoping to wheedle one from the BBG staff, the cutting I got from a friend there a few years ago died)

Also considering another magnolia laevifolia (aka dianica, aka yunanensis) cultivar.

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How's your panama rose Jim?
I learned of it from an old posting of yours here on GW and bought the plant from Accents last month.

Cheryl - if Stemmadenia is your favorite tree then that does say a lot, I'll definitely include it in my collection, hopefully some time this year.

RE: Shopping List

A little late for the year, but I wanted to post my list anyways and see if anyone also share an interest in these...

Rauwenhoffia siamensis
Artabotrys hexapetalus
Fragraea berteroana (Pua Keni Keni)
Viola 'Duchess de Parme' (Parma violet)
Magnolia 'Genie'
Plumeria 'Dwarf Orange'

My Impossible-to-Obtain List
Magnolia 'Sinuan'
Dwarf Champaca (a.k.a. Champa Malay)
Melodorum fruticosum
Plumeria 'Dwarf Orange Sherbert'

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