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MatsuBonsai

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Do people still move to Florida
« on: September 01, 2015, 08:42 PM »
Apparently.

Any advice on moving to Zone 9b (St Pete) from 6b (Louisville)?

Specifically concerned about Scots pine, Shimpaku, Needle juniper, Western juniper, Rocky Mountain juniper, trident and Japanese maples. I'm assuming JBP will be just fine.
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Re: Do people still move to Florida
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2015, 08:52 PM »
I'm sorry to say that only the shimpaku, needle juniper  and maybe the trident (depending on your microclimate) will survive.


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Re: Do people still move to Florida
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2015, 07:26 AM »
The Japanese maple will do fine as well.
While you are in Florida try the local fauna.
Bald Cypress, Neea Buxifolia and Buttonwood are real nice to work with.
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Re: Do people still move to Florida
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2015, 07:27 AM »
...Oh and the JBP will be fine as well
 

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Re: Do people still move to Florida
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2015, 08:21 AM »
Suncoast Bonsai Society is fairly active -- if a bit grey headed.   It is on Facebook, I'm told.

Trees that grow at high altitude will have difficulty.  Salt mist in the air can cause issues with some deciduous.

Great area to grow Ficus and Shefflera.  Podocarpus thrive there.   So does Surinam Cherry. 

Jene's Tropicals on Central Avenue in S. Pasadena carries some bonsai and supplies.  Last I was there, they had a massive Bougainvillea in a bonsai pot. 
 

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Re: Do people still move to Florida
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2015, 11:21 AM »
Thanks everyone. I've started making arrangements for the trees that won't do well. I'm getting mixed reports on Japanese maples and tridents. Anyone in the Tampa/St Pete area have any experience with them?

I guess I'll get back into buttonwoods. Where is Mary Madison living these days?
 

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Re: Do people still move to Florida
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2015, 02:24 PM »
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Where is Mary Madison living these days?

Still in SE Fla.  Both maples will live, but not happily and not in even part sun.