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Juniperus flaccida

Mexican Drooping Juniper

A tree or large shrub to about 12 m (40 ft.) tall with a broad, rounded crown and green, scalelike leaves that are held on drooping branches with pendulous branchlets. It is widely distributed in the mountains of Mexico between 1200 and 2400 m (3900 to 7900 ft.) with several recognized varieties. In the north, it just barely reaches Texas. It will do best in a warm temperate climate and can take severe freezes and drought.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are difficult to germinate and need up to 6 months to sprout.
Have planted seeds in April in pots. They did not germinate til August of that year - approximately 5 months later. Germination rate was about 10%. Planted about 3/8" deep in loamy soil. Watered 2-3 times/week.
Submitted on 26/04/2011 by one of our visitors

... are difficult to germinate and need up to 6 months to sprout.
Soaked the resinous berries in water for several days and then separated the seeds out by hand. About 50 seeds were planted in a 5 gallon pot in April. In September, 6 of those seeds germinated. Depth of planting was about 1/4 - 1/2 inch. Soil media in pot was mixture of loamy soil with some compost. Pot was lightly watered every 2-3 days.
Submitted on 22/04/2011 by Tom

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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches

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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

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