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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
Nov 3, 2015 1:03 PM CST
I'm currently building my supply for monarch butterflies, this is the tree they overwinter on. Found in mexico. My question is does ANYONE HAVE 4 HIS or SEEDS? I can find any anywhere, I'd be Ok with Cuttings too
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Nov 5, 2015 12:05 PM CST
I tried finding info for you since no one has replied yet.
It seems according to the plant page, no one here has the tree at this time.
Sacred Fir (Abies religiosa)

Do you still live in Michigan? If so, you might be too cold for this tree. It is hardy in zones 7-10.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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Nov 5, 2015 2:25 PM CST
This site shows a map of where it apparently will grow in the U.S.: but I doubt the Monarch Butterflies would over-winter here in the U.S. ... I'd think it would be too cold for them to survive.

I googled but could not find any source for seeds or trees.
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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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Nov 5, 2015 9:59 PM CST
The only way you could grow this tree in Michigan is as a Bonsai which is over-wintered indoors. Likely would be a challenge though to do so. Monarchs will not over winter in Michigan and certainly not on a Bonsaied Sacred Fir. Big Grin

Good luck
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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
Nov 6, 2015 1:15 AM CST
Trust me I know they wouldn't be kept here my god know ! I just wanted to get some started foe there over wintering in mexico

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