Aussie Willows

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by sonorashepherd, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. sonorashepherd

    sonorashepherd New Member

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    What do you know about Aussie Willows? We live at 4800' in S. E. Arizona. The Sunset Garden book doesn't show them growing in our zone. Can they take cold? Sometimes it gets down to 10 degrees here in the winter. It looks like they would be good for sight barriers, which is what we need. We grow globe willows and desert willows without trouble. Thanks for any help or opinions.
     
  2. silosounds

    silosounds Well-Known Member

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    Would this be the same variety as austree? If it is we grow this tree in Kansas and our weather is 112- 10 or even colder and these trees seem to love it here they grow extremely fast. 4 foot a year. our soil is sandy and alkaline and very dry. lucky us... hope this helps

    terry
     

  3. Hank - Narita

    Hank - Narita Well-Known Member

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    We are in Willcox and able to grow a variety of willow. We are at 4,400 ft. Give them a try this winter; then you will know for sure. Are you going to Carla Emery's get together in December?
     
  4. sonorashepherd

    sonorashepherd New Member

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    I think we will try them. Globe willows do really well here. When and where is Carla Emery's get together? Didn't know about it but haven't been good about keeping track. Sure would like to meet her.
     
  5. sonorashepherd

    sonorashepherd New Member

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    Forgot to say we are in Hereford. What is odd is that people who live lower in the valley closer to the river get frost and colder temperatures sooner than we do at 4800 feet. They say the cold 'sinks' in the valley. People in Palominas have had frosts already.