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 Post subject: ixora in PA???
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:34 am 
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Hello,
We just returned from a visit to the Ft Lauderdale area, and fell in love with the Maui Red Starflower Ixora that grows everywhere there. Is there any way to adapt it to the South Central Pennsylvania climate? Can it be covered when the temperature drops below 45 degrees F?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 7:25 pm 
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I recommend you invest in a small greenhouse for your exotic plants.


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I actually was interested in using it as a hedge around a pool. Is there anyting that resembles it that's hearty enough for the Northeast winters?


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Hi Mike,
I can't think of anything that would be a substitute for the Ixora, but there's a book that might be helpful. You might be able to get it at the library.

The Tropical Look: An Encyclopedia of Dramatic Landscape Plants by Robert Lee Riffle

Ixora grows in zones 10 and 11. If you aren't sure of your hardiness zone, take a look here.
http://www.arborday.org/trees/whatzone.html

Hope this helps,
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Thanks! the book is GREAT!


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You are very welcome. Glad you like it!!! :D
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