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Post by janci » Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:12 am

Hello Aron
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Post by hardyjim » Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:59 am

Seriously nice trunks on those!
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Post by DesertZone » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:05 pm

Thanks you guys. :D

Jim, are you headed to AZ this winter?
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Post by Bato367 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:03 pm

Awesome plants!

Do you still have a place in AZ?

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Post by Bato367 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:41 am

Do you know of a way to tell a Brevifolia vs. a Brevifolia var. Jaegeriana (plant or seed) without waiting 30 years?

Seems I have to fully trust seed dealers that they know the difference or where they sources their seeds from...
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Post by DesertZone » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:25 pm

mlobato wrote:Awesome plants!

Do you still have a place in AZ?

Nice photos too...
Yea I still do, it's just bare land. I saving up for a home there, I will have a few places by the time I retire. (I Hope) :D
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Post by DesertZone » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:32 pm

mlobato wrote:Do you know of a way to tell a Brevifolia vs. a Brevifolia var. Jaegeriana (plant or seed) without waiting 30 years?

Seems I have to fully trust seed dealers that they know the difference or where they sources their seeds from...
There is up to 5 different J-trees out there. I can only tell the two apart. Brevifolia brevifolia is what is found at Joshua tree monument. They are huge, leaves are much longer, and the grow a taller trunk before they branch out, they are much larger than the others. Brevifolia var jaegeriana are much smaller bushier, leaves much smaller, you can really see the difference next to each other after they start growing a trunk, in about 5 years. :D
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Post by TimMAz6 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:28 pm

Aaron,

those Y. brev's are beauts! I wish they would like my wet climate!!
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Post by DesertZone » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:49 pm

TimMAz6 wrote:Aaron,

those Y. brev's are beauts! I wish they would like my wet climate!!
Thanks Tim! :D They all are doing great, none covered except for two seedlings I started last winter. Even my Y. torryi's are doing great this year uncovered. 8)
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Post by Okanagan desert-palms » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:20 pm

Aaron those Joshua`s look great. I`ll take some pics of mine. Maybe you can tell what variety I have? Can`t wait till mine get that large.


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Post by DesertZone » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:48 pm

Okanagan desert-palms wrote:Aaron those Joshua`s look great. I`ll take some pics of mine. Maybe you can tell what variety I have? Can`t wait till mine get that large.


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Thanks John. I don't think it will be long before yours gets that big, if I remember right your j-tree was growing fast! :D
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Post by DesertZone » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:20 pm

I noticed this spring after the temps warmed up over the 60 f, my j-trees started to show major winter damage on the spears. Almost every spear on every one of the them has damage. I believe they will be just fine, but strange to have so much damage after the warmest winter I have seen in my garden and the driest.
I also uncovered a small cactus and it looked great, the weather has been warm but now the cactus looks just about dead. My friend in Kansas was having a similar problem there and a very warm winter. The only thing I can think of was the early major freeze in Nov. Was very similar to the year I lost the top to my big j-tree and lost one that was trunking, come to think about it, my friend in Kansas said they had a early cold spell as well. :|
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Post by janci » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:05 am

Hello Aron
I hope you will recover :)

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Post by DesertZone » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:09 am

janci wrote:Hello Aron
I hope you will recover :)
Thanks! :D
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year end j-tree review.

Post by DesertZone » Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:48 pm

Not all, but most of the ones showing growth. Most did not grow much this year, recieved damage from the warm/cold extremes last fall.

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Post by andym » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:03 pm

Hi Aaron a belated thanks for showing your beautiful J trees ... Yucca Brevifolia. Sorry to hear you had problems with damage on some of your plants. Presumably the temperature issue does not happen in their own natural habitat? Just thought I'd let you know that on this side of the Atlantic that Specialist French Nursery L'Ombre des Figuiers has upped the ante a bit with this Yucca
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Still too wet for me so lots of sighs :lol:
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Post by DesertZone » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:22 am

andym wrote: Sorry to hear you had problems with damage on some of your plants. Presumably the temperature issue does not happen in their own natural habitat?

http://www.achat-vente-palmiers.com/en/ ... -25_litres

Still too wet for me so lots of sighs :lol:
On the northern edge where this plant is found they can see these types of warm/cold spells, and some will receive slight damage or stunted grouth for the year. It is however a rare sight for most of their range, I have once personally seen those kind of extremes in southern California in the desert one very cold snap, 50F in the day and somewhere near or below 0F at night. It is a bit worse here because after they had to endure such temps swings then they also have to live through the extreme cold of the winter. Strange that they normally do well with cold winters, but they hate fall extreme cold snaps. This year they should be fine, it has gradually gotten colder and they have adapted.

Nice J-trees, too bad they don't like wet weather. it is funny how they always charge more for small j-trees than other yuccas. They are for the most part easier and faster to grow from seed. :D
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Post by Henoh_Croatia » Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:31 am

Hi Aron,

they still look great. Hope for dry and average winter. As I understand from your previous posts warm winters is not always welcome. I have also problems with relative warm but in difference with you whet winter 2014/2015.

Here is one of survivors
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Post by DesertZone » Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:01 am

Looking good! In a few more years a big trunk. :D
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Post by DesertZone » Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:02 am

Snow and -6F
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Post by janci » Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:53 am

Vov,Hello Aron Rights snowy beauty :D :D :D :D

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Post by andym » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:24 am

At -21C everything would be dead in my Garden :shock: Is that the norm for Idaho temps in early December?
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Beautiful picture!

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Post by DesertZone » Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:41 pm

andym wrote:At -21C everything would be dead in my Garden :shock: Is that the norm for Idaho temps in early December?
No, not normally that cold, that early. It did get that cold back in 2010 or 2011, and was -12F (officially) in late November. Killed a few plants and froze the top off the Y. brevifolia in the pic. I don't think I will see as much damage this year because it was better acclimated this year, of course I say this now, what until spring. lol
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Post by DesertZone » Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:43 pm

Thanks for the nice comments. :D
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Post by Henoh_Croatia » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:21 am

Nice picture Aron 8)

Mine at cca -8 Celsius (cca 17F)
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Post by DesertZone » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:39 pm

WOW!
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Post by Bato367 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:19 am

Aaron what is the largest J-tree you have, its age, height and width (diameter) at its widest point?

Just making sure I accounted for enough spread where I planted mine. I believe from center of plant to edge of driveway I have about 5 feet...
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Post by marceli » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:51 am

That picture with J-tree covered with snow - amazing! :shock:
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Yeah!

Awesome pic @ -6F!
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Post by DesertZone » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:21 am

Here is an updated J-tree pic.

Also someone was asking how tall and wide? Its hard to get a height, but is about 8'5" and the trunk base is about 9". It has began to lean so not much growth in the height. I'm hoping this will correct its self later in the future.
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Post by andym » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:33 pm

Aaron... that is a cracker of a plant. What I'd give to have that :D. We've had a really good Summer this year... still going too 20°C today. My own brevifolia is alive but it looks somewhat insipid. Sad to see this forum all but deserted now. Anyhow thanks for the pic.
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So nice, Janci!
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