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Garden pictures from July 2 2009

Posted by ian_wa Sequim (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 22, 09 at 12:56

These are from the old garden in Olympia. I did not get around to posting them earlier. None of the Callistemons were in bloom yet or there would have been a lot more to see. Sorry about the lighting; it was approaching sunset when we were there.


Lagarostrobos franklinii


Eryngium agavifolium with Anemanthele lessoniana


Azara lanceolata


Thamnocalamus aristatus/spathiflorus or some such thing


Vitis coignetiae


Podocarpus salignus in new growth


bottom of Chusquea valdiviensis


Trachycarpus fortunei 'Victoria' (thanks Jeff in BC)


Clerodendron bungei takes over the world


Variegated Algerian ivy... I think I might have got this from Mike Turner


Top of Chusquea valdiviensis with Vitis coignetiae at left.


Magnolia macrophylla and Eucalyptus cordata


Grevillea victoriae (planted 1998) and Kniphofia linearifolia


Araucaria angustifolia... still kinda tough to see with that Eucalyptus neglecta behind it.


Eucalyptus elliptica x nitens


Eucalyptus regnans (left... barely survived the winter, I think), E. nitens (right)


Quercus chrysolepis, probably... or perhaps Q. vaccinifolia


Juabea chilensis. Planted as a two leaf seedling in 2000... never had any damage but with no water and not enough light, it's SLOW (not surprisingly).


Chusquea culeou (seedling of a compact form) and trunk of Eucalyptus elliptica x nitens


Grevillea 'Poorinda Queen'


Cornus controversa 'Variegata'


Eucalyptus scoparia, Phormium tenax bronze, Betula pendula 'Youngii', Leptospermum lanigerum, Metasequoia glyptostroboides


Cordyline australis. The big red/purple one froze.


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RE: Garden pictures from July 2 2009

Great photos. I'm glad to see Jubaea chilensis doing well. I just got mine in the ground so hopefully it will do well too. It surprises me why not many people in the PNW grow this wonderful palm, besides that it grows slowly. I think it's more beautiful than pindo palm.


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RE: Garden pictures from July 2 2009

Your Thamnocalamus aristatus/spathiflorus looks really good! I lost all of mine to the ground. I left the dead culms standing to see if leaves might appear but nothing! I rather like the way the dead culms look! Talk about a vertical accent! There are lots of new shoots around the perimeter however.
I can't wait for my Podocarpus Salignus to look like that!
Thanks for sharing Ian!


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RE: Garden pictures from July 2 2009

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 23, 09 at 12:50

Various other plants shown here would not have come through the temperatures experienced last winter in areas to the north and east of the Seattle metropolitan area (5 degrees F. reported from Stanwood, 7 degrees F. from Marysville). Apparently the Olympia site has similar conditions to parts of Seattle etc.

Various plants not hardy to single digits burned/froze back/died on Camano Island site I have been planting. Here, near the county line (north of Seattle) same extent of damage not seen at all. Some dwarf escallonia in neighboring garden nearly died, that's about all that comes to mind now.

Laurustinus hedges in Stanwood were effectively destroyed. These remain mostly/entirely brown even now. There was also partial damage to these in the Camano plantings. I took one out, even though only the outer and upper top was burnt, figuring if it happened once...


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RE: Garden pictures from July 2 2009

Mary, don't look too closely; it's covered in mites. Glad you liked the pics.

I think Jubaea isn't planted much here because people don't want to take a risk with something that might not be hardy, especially when that plant is very expensive and slow growing. However, Jubaea chilensis hardiness is understated by many references.

The coldest temperature I ever recorded there was 9F in December 1990. Last winter the coldest temperature was 19F. That's the first time it dropped below 20F there since 1998 when it bottomed out at 12F.... although we had a few close calls (Jan 2004, Nov 2006 and Jan 2007).


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RE: Garden pictures from July 2 2009

You have some great plants! I do not want to hijack your thread, but I noticed you have an Eucalyptus Regnans. I have been looking all over for some seedlings. I tried planting some seeds from Australia but with no luck.

Do you have any suggestions for obtaining Regnans?

Thanks!


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RE: Garden pictures from July 2 2009

All beautiful! I'd love to get my hands on some variegated Algerian Ivy... Where are you Mike Turner?! Really now, is this a difficult plant to procure?


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I planted a Cornus controversa 'Variegata' this summer. I hope it starts looking like yours as soon as possible. I need to remember the Podocarpus when I put in my husband's "tropical" garden. He wants several of the Magnolia macrophylla, too.


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RE: Garden pictures from July 2 2009

I sometimes propagate a few E. regnans and may have some next spring or summer. The tree pictured froze dead in December 2009 after reaching almost 70' tall so I can't really recommend it for most normal Northwest gardeners who don't like giant dead trees.

I might have a couple pots of variegated Algerian ivy kicking around; I'll have to check. This plant and Podocarpus salignus did not sustain any damage last winter, so that is nice.

Here's a preliminary report of how the eucalyptus fared last winter - I'll be producing a more complete report soon.

Eucalyptus acaciiformis [Chiltern Seeds] dead to the ground
Eucalyptus acaciiformis [Chiltern Seeds] dead
Eucalyptus aggregata [Milligan Seeds] small one dead, big one dead to ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus aggregata [Milligan Seeds] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus amygdalina [Milligan Seeds] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus apiculata [Milligan Seeds] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus archeri [Burnt Ridge] heavy leaf burn, but no dieback, also major resprouting
Eucalyptus archeri [Celyn Vale?] no damage
Eucalyptus archeri x nitens [Milligan Seeds] mostly dead, resprouting at 4'
Eucalyptus badjensis [Milligan Seeds] both dead
Eucalyptus badjensis [Milligan Seeds] dead to the ground
Eucalyptus baeuerlenii [Milligan Seeds] dead
Eucalyptus barberi [Wildseed] frozen to ground, resprouted
Eucalyptus bicostata [Milligan Seeds] dead
Eucalyptus bicostata [Milligan Seeds] still dead
Eucalyptus bicostata [Milligan Seeds] dead
Eucalyptus bridgesiana dead
Eucalyptus bridgesiana [Frank] dead
Eucalyptus brookeriana [Milligans] still dead
Eucalyptus brookeriana [Milligans] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus brookeriana [Milligans] top dead, resprouting to about 8' up
Eucalyptus camphora [Milligan Seeds] defoliated, but releafing throughout
Eucalyptus camphora [Milligan Seeds] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus chapmaniana [Milligan Seeds] defoliated, resprouting from about 1' up
Eucalyptus cinerea dead
Eucalyptus cinerea [California] dead
Eucalyptus coccifera [Celyn Vale] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus coccifera [Celyn Vale] dead
Eucalyptus coccifera [Milligan Seeds] dead to the ground
Eucalyptus cordata [Milligan Seeds] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus cordata [Chiltern Seeds] dead, resprouting from base
Eucalyptus cordata [Milligan Seeds] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus crenulata [Milligan Seeds] about 70% burn, trunk severely split, but no real dieback, looks like it will be fine?
Eucalyptus crenulata hybrid [Milligan Seeds] no damage
Eucalyptus crenulata x nitens [Milligan Seeds] dead
Eucalyptus dalrympleana [Burnt Ridge] dead to the ground
Eucalyptus dalrympleana [Milligan Seeds] no damage
Eucalyptus dalrympleana [Milligan Seeds] slight tip damage, 20-30% defoliated, resprouting
Eucalyptus dalrympleana [Milligan Seeds] slight tip damage, 20-30% defoliated, resprouting
Eucalyptus dalrympleana [Milligan Seeds] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus dalrympleana [Milligan Seeds] no damage
Eucalyptus delegatensis [Colvos Creek] 50% burn but branches still alive, ought to make it
Eucalyptus delegatensis [Milligan Seeds] dead
Eucalyptus dendromorpha [Milligan Seeds] still dead
Eucalyptus dives [Milligan Seeds] heavy leaf burn, resprouted at 2'
Eucalyptus dunnii [Nindethana] really dead
Eucalyptus elliptica [Milligan Seeds] dead
Eucalyptus elliptica x nitens [Milligan Seeds] (little one) dead to ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus elliptica x nitens [Milligan Seeds] (huge one) about 70% dieback, some branches alive?
Eucalyptus elliptica x pulverulenta [Milligan Seeds] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus fastigiata [Milligan Seeds] 50% leaf burn. impressed that it's even alive
Eucalyptus fastigiata [Milligan Seeds] dead
Eucalyptus glaucescens [Celyn Vale] trunk split, no other damage
Eucalyptus glaucescens [Celyn Vale] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus glaucescens [Celyn Vale] no damage
Eucalyptus glaucescens [Chiltern Seeds] top dead. Resprouting @ about 8' up
Eucalyptus glaucescens? Hybrid [Celyn Vale] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus globulus dead to the ground
Eucalyptus goniocalyx? still dead
Eucalyptus gregsoniana [Chiltern Seeds] 20% defoliated, trunk split, but ought to be fine
Eucalyptus gunnii [no special provenance] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus gunnii [Silverdrop] no damage
Eucalyptus gunnii [Silverdrop] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus gunnii var divaricata no damage
Eucalyptus hybrid (nicholii x ???) defoliated, resprouting all along trunk to top!
Eucalyptus hybrid [parvula x ?] (near gate) dead
Eucalyptus johnstonii (hybrid?) [Celyn Vale] 10% leaf burn
Eucalyptus johnstonii [Milligans] top dead, resprouting to about 10' up
Eucalyptus kartzoffiana [Frank] still dead
Eucalyptus kartzoffiana [Frank] still dead
Eucalyptus kitsoniana [Milligan Seeds] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus kitsoniana [Milligan Seeds] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus kybeanensis [Celyn Vale] lower lvs/brs dead, but mostly fine
Eucalyptus lacrimans [Celyn Vale] died back to trunk, resprouting from 5' up
Eucalyptus lacrimans [Celyn Vale] no damage
Eucalyptus ligustrina [Milligan Seeds] dead
Eucalyptus macarthurii [Milligan Seeds] dead to the ground, has resprouted vigorously
Eucalyptus macarthurii [Milligan Seeds] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus mannifera dead
Eucalyptus mannifera praecox (E. praecox) [Milligan] about 20% leaf burn
Eucalyptus mitchelliana [Milligan Seeds] no damage
Eucalyptus mitchelliana [Milligan Seeds] no damage
Eucalyptus moorei [Milligan Seeds] dead to the ground
Eucalyptus moorei nana dead, resprouting from base
Eucalyptus morrisbyi [Wildseed Tasmania] all dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus neglecta [Milligan Seeds] 10% leaf burn
Eucalyptus neglecta [Milligan Seeds] no damage
Eucalyptus nicholii [Celyn Vale] was cut down before winter, did not resprout
Eucalyptus nitens (Chilean landrace) [GIT] dead
Eucalyptus nitens [Milligan Seeds] dead
Eucalyptus nitens [Victoria BC] dead
Eucalyptus nitens [Victoria BC] dead, resprouting from base
Eucalyptus nitida [Celyn Vale?] dead
Eucalyptus nova-anglica [Milligan Seeds] no damage
Eucalyptus obliqua [Milligan Seeds] still dead
Eucalyptus ovata? Yarraensis? [Milligan Seeds] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus paliformis [Milligan Seeds] dead
Eucalyptus parvula [Celyn Vale] about 30% burn to lower lvs
Eucalyptus parvula [Chiltern Seeds] no damage
Eucalyptus parvula x nitens [Celyn Vale] no damage
Eucalyptus parvula x pulverulenta [Celyn Vale] no damage
Eucalyptus pauciflora [Mt. Buffalo] no damage
Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp pauciflora [Milligan Seeds] dead to ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. debeuzevillei [Celyn Vale] no damage
Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. debeuzevillei [Celyn Vale] no damage
Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. debeuzevillei [Milligans] some damage to trunk/bark, top still growing fine
Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. pauciflora [Chiltern Seeds] 70% leaf burn, trunk cracked, but top keeps growing
Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. pauciflora [Milligan Seeds] one undamaged. The other dead to ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus perriniana (mainland form) [Milligan Seeds] 60% burn
Eucalyptus perriniana (Tasmania) [Burnt Ridge] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus perriniana [Celyn Vale] no damage
Eucalyptus perriniana Tas. Form [Milligan Seeds] 30-40% leaf burn, ought to be fine
Eucalyptus pulverulenta [Celyn Vale] defoliated, resprouted to 9' up trunk
Eucalyptus quadrangulata dead
Eucalyptus radiata [Milligan Seeds] dead
Eucalyptus radiata [Milligan Seeds] still dead
Eucalyptus regnans [Milligan Seeds] dead
Eucalyptus regnans [Milligan Seeds] still dead
Eucalyptus retinens [Frank] still dead
Eucalyptus rodwayi linear juv lvs [Milligan Seeds] no damage
Eucalyptus rodwayi round juv lvs [Milligan Seeds] no damage
Eucalyptus rubida [Celyn Vale] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus rubida [Chiltern Seeds] no damage
Eucalyptus rubida [Frank] dead, resprouting from base
Eucalyptus rubida [Milligan Seeds] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus rubida x nitens [Celyn Vale] dead
Eucalyptus rubida x viminalis [Celyn Vale] dead
Eucalyptus scoparia [Forestfarm] dead
Eucalyptus sp. aff lacrimans [Celyn Vale] 20% leaf burn
Eucalyptus sp. was supposed to be saxatilis [Milligans] dead to the ground, resprouting
Eucalyptus stellulata [Chiltern Seeds] no damage
Eucalyptus subcrenulata [Celyn Vale] dead
Eucalyptus subcrenulata [Milligan Seeds] 60% leaf burn, regrowing throughout
Eucalyptus subcrenulata [Milligan Seeds] no damage
Eucalyptus urnigera (Mt. Field, Tas) [Frank] mixed: some dead, resprouting; some fine
Eucalyptus urnigera [Luke Isham] 90% burn, top half is dead, ought to recover
Eucalyptus urnigera [Milligan Seeds? Not sure] dead
Eucalyptus urnigera x dalrympleana [Celyn Vale] minor leaf burn, no real damage
Eucalyptus urnigera x nitens [Milligan Seeds] 50% defoliation, top regrowing, and resprouting at base
Eucalyptus v.was supposed to be vernicosa but too big no damage
Eucalyptus v.was supposed to be vernicosa but too big no damage
Eucalyptus viminalis [Celyn Vale] dead
Eucalyptus viminalis [Chiltern] dead to the ground
Eucalyptus volcanica [Frank] dead, resprouting from base
Eucalyptus williamsiana still dead
Eucalyptus youmanii [Milligan Seeds] both dead now, one resprouting from base


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