At last I know

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At last I know

Postby lmrk » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:18 pm

Bought this tree in September, but never knew what it was
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Every nursery I'd go to, I'd see if I could find a similar one, but no luck - until today!!

Went to Garden World, and you wouldn't believe it, out the front of the cafe were 3 huge hedges which looked identical to mine, including the little flowers. Picked off a bit and took it to the guy at the information desk who said it's a Luma apiculata from the Myrtaceae family. After doing a Google search, found out that it's a South American native from the Andes between Chile and Argentina, and its common names include Arrayán, Chilean Myrtle and Temu. So now I know!!

This is what it looks now, including the little buds and flowers:

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Does a watched bonsai ever grow?
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Re: At last I know

Postby Pam » Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:02 am

Cool! 8)
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Re: At last I know

Postby West Coast Eagles » Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:42 am

Very nice :)
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Re: At last I know

Postby Mister Wisteria » Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:22 pm

Well done. :D
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