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Post  mike page on Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:52 pm



This escallonia was a landscape collected plant about 20 years ago. Height from pot rim is about 12 inches. The pot is from Japan.

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:36 pm

Nice little tree. I'd really like to see the top manicured a bit more, though. And perhaps less flat of a top???

At this point, the pot outstrips the tree, I'm afraid.

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Post  Ryan B on Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:40 am

Nice pot. You're doing well with the development stage Mike.
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Post  giufo on Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:41 pm

It's a grewia caffra not escallonia

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Post  fiona on Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:50 pm

Are there many monkeys in California, Mike?

Would be interested in your reasons for saying it's Grewia caffra, giufo.

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Post  Russell Coker on Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:55 pm

JimLewis wrote:Nice little tree. I'd really like to see the top manicured a bit more, though. And perhaps less flat of a top???

At this point, the pot outstrips the tree, I'm afraid.

I agree. Right now it's a hot mess with flowers. Awesome potential, though. It would be fun to style this one!

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Post  fiona on Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:30 pm

But what is it, Russell - Escallonia or Grewia caffra? From what I've seen by googling, G. caffra proper is quite rare and has yellow flowers, while occidentalis (which is often misnamed as caffra) has star shaped flowers. And an unusual propagation from seed method - hence my monkey comment Wink

Mike? Can you help us put this one to bed here?

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Post  Russell Coker on Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:00 pm



I'm not familiar enough with either species to say. The Escallonia is see on the forum come from your neck of the woods and the Grewia are tropical...

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Post  David Brunner on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:07 am

Fiona – I cannot see detail in the photo well enough to be certain but I suspect Guifo is correct regarding Grewia. Both genera are common in cultivation here in coastal California. They are very easy to distinguish in flower. Escallonia has tubular flowers often borne in groups. Grewia has, as you have said, star shaped flowers with nearly separate petals and sepals. Also, the anthers of Escallonia are usually within or nearly within the floral tube. In Grewia the abundant anthers are well exerted and obvious.
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Post  tmmason10 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:41 pm

It certainly looks a lot like my 2 grewia caffras. Though I've never seen one with a base that thick.

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Post  giufo on Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:04 pm

Hello, I'm Italian, I'm 15 years old and can't speak well English Embarassed


Well.... escallonia have a trunk with rough bark like rosemary and its leaves have not smooth margins while Grewia has smooth trunk and leaves as the plant in the picture also the flowers in the photo ,although closed, are not tubular such as in escallonia...


look at this post:

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t12070-grewia-7-years-on?highlight=Grewia

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Post  fiona on Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:46 pm

Well spotted Giulio. Would be interesting to see if Mike has pics of the tree in flower.

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