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Re: The California fusion thing again....
Posted by George in Bandon Oregon on 8/21/2017, 4:16 pm, in reply to "Re: The California fusion thing again...."
Edited by George in Bandon Oregon on 8/21/2017, 4:20 pm
regarding the "California fusion thing"---certainly many California landscapes feature a combination of "tropical" and "temperate" plants BUT this can also happen in other places. FWIW, I have firs (abies) live oaks (many different species), maples (both evergreen and deciduous), birches, dogwoods (evergreen and deciduous), scheffleras (different species than "down south") many kinds of eucalyptus and bottlebrush all growing together in a friendly mash-up and if I wanted could grow a palm, too (prefer a cordyline as they grow faster here) and there's all sorts of folks up the west coast who can and do achieve similar types of combinations. likely folks in other parts of the country can do the same---sometimes with different maples and different palms but achieving the same kind of eclectic mix. for example, someone in northern Florida could have red maple (acer rubrum), deciduous and evergreen oaks and magnolias,AND palms and other exotic plants in their own "Florida fusion thing", LOL
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