Which Buttonwood would you chose?

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Which Buttonwood would you chose?

Post  LittleJoe on Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:47 pm

The one on the left is $50.00 more then the one on the right.


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Re: Which Buttonwood would you chose?

Post  JimLewis on Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:22 pm

And at least that much more potential.

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Re: Which Buttonwood would you chose?

Post  DreadyKGB on Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:21 am

My recommendation would be to save your money for trees hardy in your area. Its nice to have indoor trees in the winter but they will not usually produce the results you hope for. I only say this because I learned this lesson through trial and have made the decision that I will not buy anymore indoor trees.

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Post  Ryan on Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:27 am

I agree with Dready. It may be best to learn to grow the ones you have before you go spending large amounts on trees you may, or may not end up losing.

And hey, the last time you asked us which tree we would choose, you chose the opposite tree Laughing 

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Re: Which Buttonwood would you chose?

Post  Leo Schordje on Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:58 pm

If you are an experienced under lights grower, I would pick up the one on the left. If you have not grown sun loving plants under lights, I would go with something winter hardy. Or a ficus benjamina for indoors.

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Post  Leo Schordje on Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:00 pm

Buttonwoods are a bit touch when grown indoors. Difficult to keep happy.

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Post  Mitch Thomas on Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:09 am

I second that very hard to Flourish under lights indoors.
Some are more cold hardy than others I have three and all have different levels of cold intolerance range some 15-20 degrees.

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Re: Which Buttonwood would you chose?

Post  LittleJoe on Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:33 am

Thank you all. I've been convinced. Guess I'll go look for a Ficus. Would love to do a Buttonwood some day. Guess I'll have to move farther south Mad 

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Re: Which Buttonwood would you chose?

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:54 am



Glad you made that decision. Not all tropical are created equally, and buttonwoods are VERY unforgiving.

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Post  LittleJoe on Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:06 am

Russell Coker wrote:

Glad you made that decision.  Not all tropical are created equally, and buttonwoods are VERY unforgiving.

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Thank you for your guidance Russell.

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Re: Which Buttonwood would you chose?

Post  Todd Ellis on Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:14 am

I like the one on the right;it looks like it has more natural deadwood/Shari. I grew a large buttonwood indoors under fluorescent lights with good success. My biggest problem was controlling scale. I owned the tree for four years before selling it

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Re: Which Buttonwood would you chose?

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:43 pm



You know, Todd has a point - not about which one, but about growing in general. What I meant about not all tropicals being created equally needs clarification. Some tropicals, like buttonwoods and Malpighia are very sensitive to cold temps. Others seem to take it in stride. My Ficus and Schefflera aren't phased by my occasional cold nights, and I only bring them inside on when we have frost or a freeze. I don't have a greenhouse and I'm not going to grow under lights, and therefore learned the hard way that I don't need to spend money on buttonwoods! Since you are already set up for it, the situation is different.

But listen to what others, like Todd, have to say about it.

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