JC - nice freebies ya got there. I'm interested in the Sandalwood Tree - do you (or perhaps Fruitlovers) know its tempertaure requirements and anything else that would allow it to grow in the States? Just LOVE the smell
of that incense....any pics of that tree?
Here's a photo of the two sandalwood trees I received yesterday. They are the thin-leaved plants in each pot. Sandalwood has parasitic roots that attach to host plants to benefit from their root system. Citrus makes a good host, so on my other sandalwood I simply planted a rough lemon seed with each sandalwood seed.
I don't know their cold tolerance, but they are very drought tolerant and do well on poor, rocky soil. They are easy to start from seed, but I don't know how long the seeds remain viable. They are slow-growing, taking 20 years or more to get a good crop of fragrant heartwood.