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WANTED: wanted: Chinese Tallow Trees

Posted by sylviatexas z8a Tx (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 18, 14 at 10:46

can use a lot of them.

have red oak seedlings, a couple of small pecan seedlings, 1 cottonwood, box elder, something that may be an althea.

also have pigeonberry, vinca, irises, cannas, water plants (horsetail, parrot feather, water lily of some kind), couple of baby red yuccas.


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RE: WANTED: wanted: Chinese Tallow Trees

I pull them up by the hundreds out of my flower beds, but I could not, with a clear conscience, send them anywhere else in the state.
Jim


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RE: WANTED: wanted: Chinese Tallow Trees

Thanks.

so I'm still looking!


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Chinese Tallow Trees

anybody have seedlings?


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RE: WANTED: wanted: Chinese Tallow Trees

I've been potting tallow tree seedlings as I pull them out of my flower beds. If you still have some, I will trade for red oak seedlings.


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RE: WANTED: wanted: Chinese Tallow Trees

I have about one zillion red oak seedlings,
will start potting them up this week!

Please let me know via email on my member page where you are;
I'm in Waxahachie, just south of Dallas.

Maybe we can 'meet in the middle', etc.

Thanks!


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RE: WANTED: wanted: Chinese Tallow Trees

Sylvia, they have seed pods on them now....I can send you about a million seeds in a couple of months, but if it ever gets out that you got them started in your area, they might string you up. I believe I read somewhere that the original owner of Teas Nursery in Houston is the one who brought them here and got them started. They do make a fast growing tree that has fall color....something not very plentiful around here...fall coloring. I don't think they make a very long lived tree though....maybe 30 to 40 years. Let me know if you still want some seeds and I can send you all you want in a few months. They are also a very messy tree....always dropping something....blooms, seeds, the seed pods themselves, and leaves....but if you want some seeds, I can send you all you want.

I remember about 25 years ago, someone was buying the seeds....when they first drop they are white, then turn black. I think they wanted just the white ones....was going to try to find a use for them....making what, I don't know. I remember my neighbor at the time was collecting the seeds to sell.


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RE: WANTED: wanted: Chinese Tallow Trees

Thanks, Marilyn!
I can use some seeds, just one 'envelope's worth'.

I think they're actually illegal in Houston, but Houston has *water* to go with its summer heat;
in the Dallas area, summer means dry as last week's toast.

I had a Chinese tallow several years ago, & I never had trouble with them spreading through the neighborhood.

In fact, there used to be a huge one at Dallas's Fair Park, on a rise in the middle of a vast empty space, & it was all by itself, not an offspring in sight.


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