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Old 02-24-2009, 07:57 AM   #21
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By the time mine will be 40-60 feet tall, I won't be picking berries anyway - will be someone else's problem then. hehehehe

Seriously, I think I saw that there's a dwarf type. And now that you pointed out how high the fruit grows, I'd consider topping the tree to make it shorter, although I don't normally do that. Plenty of time to do my research - this year I'm working on people food trees - I guess I can say I'm putting in an orchard. That sounds funny.

Maybe next year I'll work on plants for the critters. Trying to pick the best ones, but not ready to buy yet.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:34 AM   #22
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Even the largest hackberry tree might have some low branches that you could easily get berries from, but it's still probably a race with the birds, like most other fruit.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:33 PM   #23
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I would be interested in a dwarf, but that is really an attractive tree, I'm impressed without the wine making addition, that's a bonus
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:05 PM   #24
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Has any one found a source for the dwarf hackberry,(Celtis tenuifoli)?
I've been searching the web but no luck.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:09 PM   #25
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Sheffield's has seeds:
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And Reeseville Ridge Nursery has plants:
Descriptive Price List - Reeseville Ridge Nursery

A tip to increase your success when looking for a plant to buy is to put the botanical name in quotes and add some word like price or order, e.g.: "Celtis tenuifolia" price.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:05 PM   #26
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That is definitely a hard plant to find to buy. Sheffields does carry some nice seed and Reeseville is a fine nursery but I know a better place to buy this plant.
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I placed my first order with them this year. I couldn't be more pleased. My only regrets are that I wasn't able to take photos of the packing when the box was opened. I had to have my plants sent to a relative's house because I work and I'm not home during the day to take in a package.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:42 PM   #27
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That is definitely a hard plant to find to buy. Sheffields does carry some nice seed and Reeseville is a fine nursery but I know a better place to buy this plant.
Porterbrook Native Plants - Home
I placed my first order with them this year. I couldn't be more pleased. My only regrets are that I wasn't able to take photos of the packing when the box was opened. I had to have my plants sent to a relative's house because I work and I'm not home during the day to take in a package.
Excellent - one of our own members has it! Nice find TheLorax.
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:39 PM   #28
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I haven't ordered from Reeseville in a while. Followed your link. Found this and quit looking at what else he was selling.
Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'
Dwarf redleaf Barberry, dense hemishpere 18-24". Zone 4
2.5" pot 3.00
Berberis t. 'Erecta'
Upright greenleaf Barberry, 3'. Zone 3.
2.5" pot 3.00
Berberis t. 'Goldring'
Redleaf form, except for golden edge to the leaves, which are larger than many redleaf cultivars.
Zone 4.
2.5" pot 3.00
Berberis t. 'Marshall's Upright'
Upright, rather open redleaf form, 3-4'. Zone 5. 2.25" pot 3.00
2.5" pot 3.00
Berberis t. 'Rose Glow'
Redleaf form with white irregular variegation in foliage, most pronounced in new growth, 3-4'.
Zone 5. 2.25" pot 3.00
2.5" pot 3.00
Berberis t. 'Sparkle'
Glossy green leaved form, also with a nice display of yellow flowers and bright orange-red fall
color. Horizontal branching. 4'. Zone 4. 2.25"
2.5" pot 3.00 6-12" 4.00
Berberis t. 'Thornless'
Fine textured green leaves on nearly thornless plants with arching form, 4'. Zone 3.
12" 4.00

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Old 07-20-2009, 11:52 PM   #29
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" " - I know what you mean. I've never ordered from this nursery, and it didn't even occur to me to check out what kind of nursery they were. Fortunately TheLorax was right there to the rescue.
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