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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 53

Title:
New Landscape Plants for the South

Authors:
Dave Creech and Dawn Parish

pp: 264-269

Abstract:
INTRODUCTION

This report is an update from a previous article in the I.P.P.S. Proceedings (Creech, 2001). The SFA Mast Arboretum in Nacogdoches, Texas is in Zone 8 with an average annual rainfall of 1219 mm (48 inches). June through August is characteristically hot and dry. In recorded history, 1 Sept. 2000 was the record high, 44.4 °C (112 °F), and 23 Dec. 1989 was the record low -17.8 °C (0 °F). Soils are generally well drained, slightly acidic, and the native flora is dominated by pine, oak, river birch, sweetgum, sycamore, Florida maple, hornbeam, elm, hackberry, pecan, and hickory.

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