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By ILPARW on Mar 22, 2019 4:37 PM, concerning plant: Chinkapin (Castanea pumila)

Allegheny Chinkapin is a Chestnut species that is usually a large shrub, but can be a small tree. Its native range is from central Pennsylvania & areas of New Jersey down to northern Florida to east Texas growing in open woods, on dry rocky slopes, in sandy ridges, in rocky and steam banks. It has a fibrous root system with deep lateral roots and is stoloniferous so it can form a thicket, and it is difficult to transplant. It has been hurt by the Chestnut Blight and some keep dying back and resprouting and others are not badly damaged. The nuts are sweet and edible for humans and animals. Some native plant nurseries sell some.

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By Jameswilson008 on Mar 22, 2019 9:30 AM, concerning plant: Fiddle Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron bipennifolium 'Splash Gordon')

Does anyone know where I can find one of these? I've been looking for over a year now and I cannot find one for purchase.

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By Jameswilson008 on Mar 22, 2019 9:30 AM, concerning plant: Fiddle Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron bipennifolium 'Splash Gordon')

Does anyone know where I can find one of these? I've been looking for over a year now and I cannot find one for purchase.

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By ILPARW on Mar 22, 2019 8:20 AM, concerning plant: Japanese Pieris (Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine')

'Valley Valentine' was one of several cultivars of Japanese Pieris that were sold at the nursery I worked at for about 12 years in southeast Pennsylvania. This one of the most popular cultivars was selected by Dr. Robert Tichnor of Oregon State University. It bears maroon flower buds that open to long-lasting deep pink-rose flowers in abundance. It is an upright plant with lustrous, dark green foliage. It grows about 4 feet in 10 years.

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By Australis on Mar 21, 2019 6:39 PM, concerning plant: Quince (Cydonia oblonga 'Quince A')

Rootstock cultivar sometimes offered in catalogues.

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By Australis on Mar 21, 2019 6:32 PM, concerning plant: Orchid (Rhyncattleanthe Love Triangle)

This grex is the cross of Orchid (Rhyncholaeliocattleya San Damiano (1)) X Orchid (Cattlianthe Chocolate Drop).

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By ILPARW on Mar 21, 2019 5:07 PM, concerning plant: Japanese Pieris (Pieris japonica 'Prelude')

Prelude is a dwarf cultivar selected out of Holland with smaller leaves. It tends to bloom about 2 to 3 weeks later than the regular Japanese Pieris. The nursery I worked at in southeast Pennsylvania sold off a fair number of this more commonly offered cultivar.

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By ILPARW on Mar 21, 2019 5:02 PM, concerning plant: Japanese Pieris (Pieris japonica 'Cavatine')

This cultivar was selected from Esveldt, Holland and it is a dwarf selection with smaller leaves and flower clusters. It gets about 2 to 4 feet high. I've seen a fair number sold at a nursery where I worked at in southeast Pennsylvania.

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By ILPARW on Mar 21, 2019 4:57 PM, concerning plant: Japanese Pieris (Pieris japonica)

This is the only Pieris species commonly planted in the Mid-Atlantic, the Northeast, the Midwest, and the South USA. Some are offered in many nurseries whether as the mother species or various cultivars. It is a high quality but expensive plant, growing slowly of a little less than 1 foot/year. Its white, waxy urn-shaped flowers are borne in drooping panicle clusters in March-April. I had a teacher in college in the landscape design class in the western suburbs of Chicago, IL, who would place her used Christmas tree over her shrub in winter for winter protection, as this shrub must be sheltered from strong winds, especially in Zone 5 or possibly Zone 4b. This species is native not to just Japan, but also Taiwan and eastern China.

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By ILPARW on Mar 21, 2019 4:33 PM, concerning plant: Pieris cubensis

This is a rare species limited to habitats along streams in two islands of western Cuba: Pinar del Rio and Isla of Pines.

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