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Just a little note about our colder than normal winter/spring, the good news is that we are coming out of a La-Nina quite very quickly. Prediction models for JJAS have us right back into a rapidly building El-nino situation.
Despite the long cold we've had, have had only a few things get minor damage/burnt.
Our minimum temps didn't fall below -4c but they lasted far longer than I can ever remember.
They didn't have any other variety in a 15 gallon, and I'm impatient for fruit, so no other choice.
I heard Suebelle is a very slow growing tree.
I'm just curious what will happen if I decide, I want my tree to grow much faster.
Can I just graft a very vigorous variety onto the vertical shoot of the Suebelle and let it take over, to increase growth rate?
Or will the Suebelle affect the growth rate of anything I graft onto it.
Anyone have any experience with this?
It seems to have survived quite well with a roof over it during our colder months.
I think using one of the few slopes in my garden has helped with the drainage as it seems bone dry at the roots today when I snapped these photos.
I guess being on this slope you get a better view of the needles on the trunk it was purchased from Andy Pearson
Does anyone grow or have any luck with this palm spp over the pond?
On even a short walk in this area, the gardens reveal far more interesting variety of plants than I see almost anywhere else...pittosporums, olearias, tons of hardy cyclamens...and I'm sure lots more that I didn't notice or ID.