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Posted by George in Bandon Oregon on 7/9/2017, 5:22 pm, in reply to "Re: Feijoa, Callistemon, M. virginiana, Embothrium seed pods etc..."
Edited by George in Bandon Oregon on 7/9/2017, 5:23 pm
...is one of those exotic looking plants that apparently much prefer poor acid soil and a very moderate ("cool") climate with ample winter moisture and low summer heat accumulations. folks in S.D. can grow it's lovely cousin stenocarpus sinuata ("fireweel tree")but not unlikely the climate's too warm and dry and the soil and water too alkaline for the embothrium (the stenocarpus probably needs some summer water as well but is more tolerant of heat). OTOH, another close cousin telopea is worth attempting growing at least one of the several species in both SoCal and the PNW---t. speciocissima for down south, t. oreades and t. truncata for up north
the upper southern oregon coast
USDA zone 9a (Sunset zone 5)
DRY cool summers and WET cool winters
grow eucalyptus, banksias, telopeas, grevilleas, bottlebrush, mexican pines and oaks
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