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Re: possibly c. peltata
Posted by George in Bandon Oregon on 7/14/2017, 12:27 pm, in reply to "Re: possibly c. peltata"
Edited by George in Bandon Oregon on 7/14/2017, 1:43 pm
I respectfully defer to your (MUCH) greater knowledge. that said, simply because peltata is "more of a lower elevation tree" does not necessarily preclude it's cultivation at a higher elevation (in the same way that magnolia grandiflora's hot and wet native climate is rather different than the cool and dry conditions at my place in Bandon, Oregon yet it grows or camellia reticulata from "subtropical" monsoonal mountains can grow quite nicely in lowland summer dry parts of the west coast including mine and yours). OTOH, if what you are REALLY saying is that peltata is a plant with high heat requirements to grow well and conditions in Bogota are not conductive to it's good growth and/or survival even under optimum conditions then you're probably indeed right on.
as you and I both know plants can sometimes be much more adaptable to growing conditions that may differ significantly than their native haunts (the ones that are REALLY adaptable are often called "weeds", LOL) and the success or failure of a given plant under cultivation is not always determined solely by those native habitat.
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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