As soon as I sent this I realized how far off I was. I don't know what I was
of. Zone 11!?! Ascribe it to early Monday morning.
: Zone 11 ?
: Boston is zone 5 unless you have a micro climate in the downtown area.
: I would be interested if mesquite would survive our New England winters.It
: is such a beautiful wood but is expensive and difficult to purchase.
: I for one would buy some lumber five years from now as I understand it grows
: like our sumac.
:> I picked up some mesquite and desert fern tree seeds from the ground in
:> Phoenix and brought them home to Boston. Just for a kick, after soaking
:> them overnight, I planted
:> them in peat pots and now I've got 3" seedlings from four or five of
:> them. I think
:> they send out long taproots, so I know I'll have to re-plant them in
:> something bigger soon.
:> I know this may seem silly, but is either tree by any chance hardy in a
:> sheltered area in Zone 11 (Boston)? I've already got some hardy opuntia
:> out and I thought....
:> If not, is it reasonable to pot them up?