Boyce Tankersley
Fri, 02 Jun 2006 08:06:04 PDT
I planted one of the short cultivars on the south side of my house last
spring. It is up and foliage is looking very healthy. It was a 'rescue'
from the compost pile so the label information was not available.

Last winter was a rough one for many taxa. We had a very dry fall; one
of the coldest Decembers on record followed by one of the warmest
January's on record. February thru April returned to seasonably cold
temperatures. The drought broke in May with some torrential downpours
but temperatures remain 5 - 10 degrees warmer than an average May. Some
woody and perennial taxa are exhibiting stress symptoms so to see this
marginally hardy taxa come back was something of a surprise.

Boyce Tankersley
Manager of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
tel 847-835-6841
fax 847-835-1635

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