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Name: LolaGypsy
Atlanta
LolaGypsy
Jun 3, 2010 2:36 PM CST
I got this from Pikes Garden Center.

I was very surprised when i found it. Pillars grow very tall.

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Name: Deb

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Windigo
Jun 3, 2010 2:42 PM CST

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Wow! That looks huge! How tall is it? Very pretty!!

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Name: LolaGypsy
Atlanta
LolaGypsy
Jun 3, 2010 2:59 PM CST
It's about 2ft tall.

I had one pellie in England that was my height, 5ft6!!!

In Greece, they are sometimes used as hedges and can get to 7ft tall!!!
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Windigo
Jun 3, 2010 8:46 PM CST

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5 ft 6, Wow! I never realized that they could get that big. Are they perennials in Greece, or is it a different kind of pellie than what we have here? I can't imagine a hedge of them, I bet that is beautiful.

Name: LolaGypsy
Atlanta
LolaGypsy
Jun 3, 2010 9:02 PM CST
They are perennial plants. They will live and grow for years but the ones that get tall are not the ones you get in garden centers. those are bred to be sold as annuals, although I have had some for 2 years now and they are alive and well.

The ones in Greece are the ones you get from nurseries. They are not disturbed by snow and frost so they just grow and grow. They do not have lots of leaves, just a trunk and some branches but i love them. full of character!!!

The tall one I had in England was just a pellie that was grown a bit like a standard plant, not allowed to have lots of side branches.
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Name: LolaGypsy
Atlanta
LolaGypsy
Jun 3, 2010 9:04 PM CST
forgot to say: if you let them grow, they get woody at the base, not green and floppy like the garden center ones.
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