Put a couple of Eucalyptus citriodora seedlings in ground here in Pearland,Tx last fall. Protected from the 2 20 degree events here this winter. They are sprouting from base. The guy that did the 'dewatering camaldulensis' in the freeway exchanges here has a 2 year old E. citriodora in the ground near Freeport,freezes to the ground in winters. Put a couple of E robusta seedlings in the ground , a sure bet here,only problem will be getting killed off in severe freeze. I can say from other robustas I have seen, they can handle 20 degrees and only freeze back 4 feet of top growth. Put Corymbia gummifera seedlings in ground. Armidillo dug them out after I watered them for months . May try more seedlings later. Wish I could get a Grevillea robusta to live here in Houston. I have a 6 footer in ground I covered during the big freezes, man I wish I could grow this plant here. Have Grevillea pteridifolia seedlings in tiny pots. I here they escape and naturalize in Zone 10 Florida, I suppose I can only expect them to give up the ghost first 20 degree freeze we get - and Houston gets plenty of those.Guy, you may want to check out a pseudobombax ellipticum down in Brownsville corner of 19th and Adams. Was 25 feet high in '08,if it's still around. Have lots of Eucalyptus erytrocorys ,woodwardii,in tiny pots don't know what to do with them really.Have a couple of microscopic E. teriticornus seedlings 1/2 " high that refuse to start growing. Have several tiny Corymbia ptychocarpa seedlings maybee they will get past damping off, maybee not. Have several E. phoenicia seedlings -they don't look too robust. Have some C. maculata seedlings. All this stuff will probably die because I don't have time to devote to it. I wish I did, I would like to see if some of it would make it here as a die-back ornamental. Saw your gallery on the other forum , That columnar cacti down in Brownsville really looks interesting ,several different species. You have one shot of a 10 foot Opuntia cochenilifera that is covered in bloom, they get killed to the stump here over and over. I have some very large O. ficus indica type, have no idea what it is. really like reading your posts .
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