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SWFL tupelo: 23 days in the ground
« on: April 10, 2014, 02:22:07 PM »
It was a 1 gallon pot, about 31 inches tall when I got it from SC.  Now it has been in our sand around the pond for 23 days.  Today I noticed a flower on one of the trees, probably been there a couple of days.  Hopefully 1st of many for years to come.


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Re: SWFL tupelo: 23 days in the ground
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2014, 01:00:49 AM »
Awesome! Where do ya find tupelo saplings to purchase? [=
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Re: SWFL tupelo: 23 days in the ground
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2014, 08:04:58 AM »
Nice. Never thought a tree that young would be budding out. I have. black gum growing in my swamps at my farm. Never thought to try moving them to around my pond. How close did you plant them to the water?
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SWFL tupelo: 23 days in the ground
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014, 08:19:52 AM »
I got them here http://mckenzie-farms.com/

Our pond rises and falls with the rainy season and dry season and the bank is gradual. I planted high enough on the bank so at least a foot of the trunk would be flooded completely from about July through October but the water is only 0-3 feet below the surface all other months. Once roots get going they should have no problem getting access to the saturated sand in the subsurface all year round.

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Re: SWFL tupelo: 23 days in the ground
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2014, 11:08:00 AM »
My uncle, brother, and I recently purchased property by a creek. Would these trees be ok to plant beside the creek? I believe we have some black gum already growing out there. Maybe even some tupelo (which, isn't that black gum?).
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