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This can be myrica rubra?
« on: August 23, 2022, 12:16:07 PM »
A friend gave me this 4 seedlings but the leaves are not smooth, they are serrated... on net all myrica photos have smooth leaves.


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Re: This can be myrica rubra?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2022, 01:00:51 PM »
Looks to be it
Some plants have more serrated leaves...
The rootstock suckers on mine are serrated
I think age has to do with it.

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Re: This can be myrica rubra?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2022, 02:39:19 PM »
Looks to be it
Some plants have more serrated leaves...
The rootstock suckers on mine are serrated
I think age has to do with it.
Ok thank you very much! I already confirmed and they are the real thing because a friend grow them from fruits that she ated. They are very dark and big.

Please any advice to plant them? More sun or more protected? Cold hardiness? Thanks!   :)

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Re: This can be myrica rubra?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2022, 03:21:13 PM »
Looks to be it
Some plants have more serrated leaves...
The rootstock suckers on mine are serrated
I think age has to do with it.
Ok thank you very much! I already confirmed and they are the real thing because a friend grow them from fruits that she ated. They are very dark and big.

Please any advice to plant them? More sun or more protected? Cold hardiness? Thanks!   :)
Id protect from sun until they get decently sized. People have reported full grown trees to take 16f. Ive planted one out to test this winter. If youre in zone 9, they will do fine.

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Re: This can be myrica rubra?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2022, 04:13:33 PM »
Nice haul!

My yangmei seedlings and grafted plants do best in lots of direct sun, even when small. The shaded ones grow much more slowly.

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Re: This can be myrica rubra?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2022, 05:00:10 PM »
Thank you very much! How long they take to fruit?

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Re: This can be myrica rubra?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2022, 06:23:21 PM »
Just make sure to acclimate your plants to full sun if not used to it yet.

Not sure about how long to fruiting, as we are growing outside of native habitat. With the grafted plants, I would hope within 5 years, but who knows?

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Re: This can be myrica rubra?
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2022, 01:17:47 AM »
Hello Luis, what is your latitude and distance from the ocean there?  How hot is it normally during summer? 
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Re: This can be myrica rubra?
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2022, 05:32:55 AM »
Hello Luis, what is your latitude and distance from the ocean there?  How hot is it normally during summer?
Hello my friend how are you? My altitude is 320m, 40Km from sea on transition between coast and interior.
39 37' 31.893" N 8 39' 57.224" O

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Re: This can be myrica rubra?
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2022, 05:35:13 AM »
Just make sure to acclimate your plants to full sun if not used to it yet.

Not sure about how long to fruiting, as we are growing outside of native habitat. With the grafted plants, I would hope within 5 years, but who knows?
Thanks! I know there are some big trees with crops on my country. This seeds came from fresh fruit of very dark, big and sweet fruits... lets see how this will go...  ;D

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Re: This can be myrica rubra?
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2022, 01:00:09 PM »
Hello Luis, what is your latitude and distance from the ocean there?  How hot is it normally during summer?
Hello my friend how are you? My altitude is 320m, 40Km from sea on transition between coast and interior.
39 37' 31.893" N 8 39' 57.224" O

Hello Luis, everything is good here.  Has not rained in 6 months but thats normal.  We are used to it here, nothing new.  Regarding the plants, I shaded my tree for the first summer then put it in full sun.  Its growing fine in full exposure and its quite hot here.  I think the weather in my area is maybe hotter than yours. 
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Re: This can be myrica rubra?
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2022, 01:13:13 PM »
Hello Luis, what is your latitude and distance from the ocean there?  How hot is it normally during summer?
Hello my friend how are you? My altitude is 320m, 40Km from sea on transition between coast and interior.
39 37' 31.893" N 8 39' 57.224" O

Hello Luis, everything is good here.  Has not rained in 6 months but thats normal.  We are used to it here, nothing new.  Regarding the plants, I shaded my tree for the first summer then put it in full sun.  Its growing fine in full exposure and its quite hot here.  I think the weather in my area is maybe hotter than yours.
Thank you very much my friend.

 

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