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Name: Michelle Foskey
Soperton, GA (Zone 8a)
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MsAbstractor
Jan 14, 2015 1:53 PM CST
I was recently given 12 plants. The donor calls laguna but I have always called plumeria. Is it one and the same plant?
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jan 14, 2015 1:58 PM CST
Welcome to ATP. I know there is a Laguna, CA but I have never heard of a plant with that name. Could you post a picture or two of what you have and we can ID it for you?
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 14, 2015 2:07 PM CST
Hello Michelle! If you can post a photo of the plant so we can all try to see if it is a plumeria.
I saw there is a cultivar called Plumeria 'Laguna Pink', maybe that is what your donor is referring to, the specific cultivar.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 14, 2015 3:15 PM CST
Welcome! and yes, a picture would be helpful @MsAbstractor
Name: Michelle Foskey
Soperton, GA (Zone 8a)
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MsAbstractor
Jan 15, 2015 8:27 AM CST
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Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jan 15, 2015 9:13 AM CST
I know my eyesight is not the best, but I just can't tell what these plants are from the picture. Can you improve on the focus and perhaps take several shots of not only the leaves but also the stems?
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 15, 2015 9:47 AM CST
The plant that is most prominent in the picture is - I'm sorry to say - not a Plumeria.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jan 15, 2015 10:06 AM CST
Perhaps I need better glasses, Hetty. I couldn't make heads or tails from the picture. Sighing!
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jan 15, 2015 10:06 AM CST
I can't really tell, but the photo reminds me of Eriobotrya japonica, commonly called Loquat.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 15, 2015 10:08 AM CST
I thought it might be too. Those serrated edges on the leaves...
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 15, 2015 10:15 AM CST
Those leaves really do look more like Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) rather than Plumeria. For comparison you can scroll down this page for photos showing the leaves of Plumerias (Plumeria)
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 15, 2015 11:56 AM CST
Oh, the photo is rather blurry...can you do a second photo upload, try to take a full shot of the plant, step back a bit, then zoom a bit for a closer shot of the trunk and some leaves again. Try to get just one plant from the lot you have so it is easier to take the photo then we can all see clearly. Smiling
Name: Michelle Foskey
Soperton, GA (Zone 8a)
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MsAbstractor
Jan 15, 2015 11:59 AM CST
I appreciate all the answers n U are absolutely right
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jan 15, 2015 2:30 PM CST
I agree

Whew, it was not my bad eyesight. Whistling
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 15, 2015 4:16 PM CST
They do look a lot like my Loquat, but they are paler green. My Loquats always have very deep green leaves even when I don't feed them too well.
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Name: Michelle Foskey
Soperton, GA (Zone 8a)
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MsAbstractor
Jan 15, 2015 4:24 PM CST
Do u mind if I ask Ur location? I've never know anyone in my area to grow these. Do Ur's produce much fruit?
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jan 15, 2015 4:36 PM CST
Loquats (Eriobotrya japonica) grow in Austin, Texas quite easily. I think your location in Georgia would be even more to their liking. They produce fruit, but there it's usually left for the birds and squirrels. Do you know if the twelve plants you were given were grown from seeds or if they came from cuttings? I think producing Loquats via a cutting is difficult, but I'm not positive about that.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 15, 2015 4:49 PM CST
I am in Sarasota FL. Mine are babies, have not bloomed yet, but their parent tree is next door at my neighbor's. His tree fruits twice a year here, in March and again in November. The fruits are delicious, a little like a small apricot. But there is a lot of seed, compared to the amount of fruit of this particular variety. So the birds do get a lot of the fruit, and of course the seeds get 'distributed'.

Apart from the fruit, the tree is very nice, stays fairly small, maybe 15ft. tall and wide, with shiny dark leaves. The flowers are small and not terribly decorative but when the fruit is on the tree, the clusters of yellow/peach fruits are pretty.
Elaine

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jan 15, 2015 5:04 PM CST
I grow loquats here near Houston Texas. But I also grew up with one huge one in Canoga Park, Southern California. They are frost proof down to 2º. They are evergreen trees about 15-20 feet tall. Yes, they produce fruit.
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Name: Michelle Foskey
Soperton, GA (Zone 8a)
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MsAbstractor
Jan 15, 2015 5:35 PM CST
Thanks so much:). I'm pretty sure he grew from seed. Each of the pots have 3 to four plants in each 1 gal container. They are about 18 to 24 inches tall
Chelle

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