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Location for Rollinia/Biriba tree
« on: June 16, 2019, 10:08:55 AM »
Im looking to put another Rollinia in Ground. The area im interested in planting the tree acts as drain way for water during the summer rains. The area does not hold water but the ground does get quite saturated. I had a guava tree die from root rot in the same spot and Im wondering if the same will happen if I plant a Rollinia there?

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Re: Location for Rollinia/Biriba tree
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2019, 02:21:58 PM »
Im looking to put another Rollinia in Ground. The area im interested in planting the tree acts as drain way for water during the summer rains. The area does not hold water but the ground does get quite saturated. I had a guava tree die from root rot in the same spot and Im wondering if the same will happen if I plant a Rollinia there?

strange because gauva can handle a very wet location, i'd be surprised if it was flooding that killed the Psidium.

If the spot gets eventual drainage, and doesn't stay with a puddle for days on end, I'd say it may work, but there might be a better location....I always plant them out of the wind!  but they do like at least 50% sun for decent fruit production.

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Re: Location for Rollinia/Biriba tree
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2019, 02:59:53 PM »
Im looking to put another Rollinia in Ground. The area im interested in planting the tree acts as drain way for water during the summer rains. The area does not hold water but the ground does get quite saturated. I had a guava tree die from root rot in the same spot and Im wondering if the same will happen if I plant a Rollinia there?

Despite the information that Rollinia deliciosa often found growing in periodically flooded areas throughout its natural habitat, I'v lost one tree due to a few day's of flood. Now I have it growing at a higher ground.

Completely agree with FlyingFF, I would be more concerned with the wind and look for a protected spot with some sun.

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Re: Location for Rollinia/Biriba tree
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2019, 04:51:27 PM »
guavas are really hardy to run off, I even have several grafted guavas not just surviving but growing well in a water run off field, so wet there even bananas nearby rotted out.

I planted my biribas in 'premium' real estate (drainage, perhaps temp. flooding or saturated soil <1 week per year), with lots of sun, The annonas respond well to full sun in my area

might be unsightly but a great way of planting in locations like this is a raised mound supported by bricks or a no bottom planter.  I used these concrete cylinders in several concave areas which collect rainwater.  Just remember not above water, but also above saturated soil, so that can be up to 2 feet above, hard to do without reinforcement or by creating a huge berm or mound.



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Re: Location for Rollinia/Biriba tree
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 06:12:36 PM »
rollinias need consistent water, mine grew 14 feet and fruited after a year in the ground most likely because I planted it 2 feet from a canal where the soil is constantly wet and smells anaerobic. In the winter when the water line receded it defoliated but when I started watering it every day the leaves grew back fast and it didn't defoliate in 40 degree weather.




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Re: Location for Rollinia/Biriba tree
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2019, 04:00:45 AM »
rollinias need consistent water, mine grew 14 feet and fruited after a year in the ground most likely because I planted it 2 feet from a canal where the soil is constantly wet and smells anaerobic. In the winter when the water line receded it defoliated but when I started watering it every day the leaves grew back fast and it didn't defoliate in 40 degree weather.




Normal for rollinias to defoliate, they are deciduous. Here they often start flowering right after dropping all their leaves.
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Re: Location for Rollinia/Biriba tree
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2019, 04:03:35 AM »
Im looking to put another Rollinia in Ground. The area im interested in planting the tree acts as drain way for water during the summer rains. The area does not hold water but the ground does get quite saturated. I had a guava tree die from root rot in the same spot and Im wondering if the same will happen if I plant a Rollinia there?

Despite the information that Rollinia deliciosa often found growing in periodically flooded areas throughout its natural habitat, I'v lost one tree due to a few day's of flood. Now I have it growing at a higher ground.

Completely agree with FlyingFF, I would be more concerned with the wind and look for a protected spot with some sun.
I've come to the conclusion that there are different types of rollinias. Certainly in Brazil there are types that take periodic river flooding. But also seems there are ones originating from elsewhere that can't take extended flooding.
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Re: Location for Rollinia/Biriba tree
« Reply #7 on: Today at 11:05:49 PM »
I have several anonas, my rollinia is the only one that didnít bloom this year. 2nd year in ground, 9í tall looks very happy and healthy. Plenty of water for sure.

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