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RE: Chitalpa x tashkentensis

Subject: RE: Chitalpa x tashkentensis
From: Brewster, Ian
Date: May 21 2020 19:29:53
Trouble is finding a nursery cheap enough to supply them...lol

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Trouble is finding a nursery cheap enough to supply them...lol

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From: Rupert Baker <rupert_baker@xxxxxxxx.co.uk>
Date: 21/05/2020 18:57 (GMT+00:00)
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: RE: Chitalpa x tashkentensis

Hi Tahir,
Down here it leafs in early may.
It is from 'central' China; native in montane slopes in C and E china, first 
described to Europeans by M'sieur Henry; introduced (to US originally) by 
Wilson.
With that origin it is likely to be pretty frost-hardy; my old American 
'Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture' - published 1901 - says that it has 
'proved hardy in favoured spots in the Arnold arboretum. This is in US 
hardiness Zone 6b - min temp -18 to -21°C - so should find UK a walk in the 
park.
It is closely related to Idesia polycarpa, another choice tree I've grown in 
the past - lovely large leaves; very quick growing; both in Flacourtiaceae. - 
maybe another possible street tree for Ian??
NPS
 -------- Original message --------
From: Rupert Baker <rupert_baker@xxxxxxxx.co.uk>
Date: 21/05/2020 18:57 (GMT+00:00)
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: RE: Chitalpa x tashkentensis

Hi Tahir,
Down here it leafs in early may.
It is from 'central' China; native in montane slopes in C and E china, first 
described to Europeans by M'sieur Henry; introduced (to US originally) by 
Wilson.
With that origin it is likely to be pretty frost-hardy; my old American 
'Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture' - published 1901 - says that it has 
'proved hardy in favoured spots in the Arnold arboretum. This is in US 
hardiness Zone 6b - min temp -18 to -21°C - so should find UK a walk in the 
park.
It is closely related to Idesia polycarpa, another choice tree I've grown in 
the past - lovely large leaves; very quick growing; both in Flacourtiaceae. - 
maybe another possible street tree for Ian??



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