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SeaWalnut

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Rosewoods( Dalbergia)
« on: April 24, 2019, 09:23:10 PM »
Anywhone interested in rosewood trees and shrubs( even climbers) ?After i just failed quite a lot of seeds from 4 species of rosewoods ,im thinking to order again but from different sources and in bulk quantity.Because i will order more than i need ,i could exchange for otther rosewood species that i dont have .Good to know is that im not interested in any south american specie even thogh i have a source of brasil rosewood( its too tropical for me and there are manny ,more beautifull and way more precious species).Im not growing these for wood but i am studying theyr usefulness in beekeping and soil improvement because theybare nitrogen fixers.D.armata,African black wood,Hupeana,Latifolia ,Odorifera and a few otthers are on my list to buy.

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Re: Rosewoods( Dalbergia)
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 11:19:11 PM »
so you are looking for non-tropical rosewoods?  Is there such a thing?  I have milled several different 'rosewoods' in Thailand and could tell you a bit about interesting species there, but don't think they would grow in Romania.

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Re: Rosewoods( Dalbergia)
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 02:22:20 AM »
so you are looking for non-tropical rosewoods?  Is there such a thing?  I have milled several different 'rosewoods' in Thailand and could tell you a bit about interesting species there, but don't think they would grow in Romania.
At least D hupeana ,african blackwood and D armata   are deciduous and can survive -17 C(0F).But i believe there are also non documented species from Himalaya region that can be just as cold hardy.Himalaya region has the biggest concentration of Dalbergia species.Would be interesting to hear a few storyes about rosewoods from thailand.I heard a story about a tree thats guarded 24/7   by army but im not sure its a Dalbergia.

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Re: Rosewoods( Dalbergia)
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 11:07:20 AM »
I have 2 different types of Dalbergia growing at my place. Seed sourced from Laos.

 Dalbergia cochinchinensis is Mai ka noong
Dalbergia oliveri is mai kam pii

We also have petrocarpus macrocarpas. Mai doo

1 x cochinchinensis species has produced seed. Next year in march or Feb i sould have some seed available.

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Re: Rosewoods( Dalbergia)
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2019, 05:12:59 PM »
Pterocarpus are beautifull but way too tropical for me (except maybe Tipuana wich is closely related i could try but i dont think would survive here).Here is an article about somme thieves that stealed a rosewood branch from a chinese botanical garden.Beware of these guys if you grow rosewoods  :). http://www.china.org.cn/environment/2015-10/14/content_36807618.htm

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Re: Rosewoods( Dalbergia)
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2019, 07:10:37 PM »
African Black Wood seeds ( Dalbergia Melanoxillon) germinated.

 

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