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JRob

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Conocarpus erectus - Buttonwood
« on: October 08, 2009, 08:49 PM »
Good Evening All,

Here is a Conocarpus erectus that was collected from the Florida mangroves in 2006. It was potted in the Ross Adams pot from Nitju Clayworks on October 1, 2008. I am pleased with its progress and brought it in tonight from the outside bench. We have night time temps projected to drop into the low 40's tomorrow night. Might even dip into the upper 30's for the first time this fall in St. Louis.

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Re: Conocarpus erectus - Buttonwood
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009, 09:15 PM »
Sorry about that. Here is the pic.

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Re: Conocarpus erectus - Buttonwood
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2009, 09:59 PM »
Jrob,
She is looking very nice.
Keep up the good work.
Jerry "Bonsaihunk"
 

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Re: Conocarpus erectus - Buttonwood
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2009, 07:02 PM »
May I ask what zone you are in?  I brought my Buttonwood, and all my tropical trees in about three weeks ago.
Here's a picture of my tree.  I have had it for ten years, which was a gift from my wife on my 70th birthday. Now do the math and you know I am an old codger! :o
 

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Re: Conocarpus erectus - Buttonwood
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009, 09:41 PM »
Hi Carl: Very nice buttonwood. Keeping it healthy for 10yrs(for us cooler climate guys) is quite an accomplishment. I like the simple but very old/withered base. No chaotic or too "artsy". Conveys to me feeling of isolation. I have a couple of them and never let them get under 55 degrees(need to learn how to send photos.0 Send me your email. Comimg up on 41yrs married and my wife never gave me a tree as a gift! I would keep pinching and work on branch detail-crank up heat. Dustin ;)
 

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Re: Conocarpus erectus - Buttonwood
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009, 10:43 PM »
clrosner,

I am in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Dustin I also bring mine in when temp is projected to drop below low 50's. The night I brought it in was the first night they were projecting temps below that.

JRob