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Cypress trees near pool in Winter Park FL
August 17, 2012
I live in Winter Park (Orlando) Florida. I have been gifted two potted cypress trees that I need to get into the ground. The only place I can plant them is in my backyard in between a stand of non-inv...
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Is Lemon Cypress toxic?
August 15, 2012
Is the Lemon Cypress toxic?
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Will deer eat lemon cypress trees from Hayden ID
June 02, 2012
Do deer eat lemon cypress trees? We do not think so since they are so spiny, but wanted a clarification.
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Best wildflowers for Lamar County TX
February 02, 2012
What are the best wildflowers for northeast Tx? We live right below the Red River just north of Paris. Can they only be planted by seed in the fall? Thank you.
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Native plants in Denton Co. TX pollinated by bats or hummingbirds
December 07, 2011
I am looking for a list of Denton Co. TX native plants that are pollinated by bats? Do we have any? How about hummingbirds?
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Yellowing foliage on a lemon cypress from St. Charles MO
May 22, 2011
I recently received a lemon cypress tree as a gift. After about a month we transplanted it outside and the foliage turned from a light green to a yellow color. Is this normal? The tree doesn't app...
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Care of lemon cypress from Winter Springs FL
April 14, 2011
Please send me information on care of lemon cypress plant. I have one in small container on my patio. Should I take it in the house? Send any helpful information on its care. Thank you.
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Why are my lemon Cyprees trees turning Black?
April 01, 2010
I have 3 lemon Cypress plants - all are about 6 feet tall. One of them has started turning black on one side - like it's been burnt. The inside of the plant is also turning black. I assume something ...
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Wintering a Lemon Cypress tree in Eagan MN
September 29, 2009
I Have a 2 1/2' Lemon Cypress Tree. I'm wondering if I can leave it outdoors for the winter, if not, how would I winter over indoors?
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Lemon cypress Goldcrest in Richland MI
September 15, 2009
Can the shrub lemon cypress survive a southern Michigan winter? If so, how does one care for it?
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