Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM CST
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Bethany Jordan 
Peckerwood Garden Conservation Foundation 

Exotic Conifers adapted to the Texas Extremes: Evening at Peckerwood Garden, January 20 

Break away from the notion that conifers won't grow here! Beyond our natives, there are a multitude of beautiful, distinctive conifers from around the world that are perfectly happy in heat, humidity. With a little searching for the proper selections and understanding of their needs, you really can grow certain species of yews, firs and spruces here. There are many, many exceptionally attractive conifers out there suited to our region that you may have never heard of from, including Calocedrus, Keteleeria, Fokienia, Amentotaxus and Thujopsis. Many highly ornamental species of Podocarpus, Junipers, and pines exist beyond the familiar ones. There are also a variety of less-common selections of ubiquitous things like bald cypress worth seeking out. Numerous other species offer potential for this region, and this presentation will give a sneak peek into the options we will be trialing at Peckerwood, as well as those already succeeding.  

There will be a  pre-tour lecture at 3:30 (pre-registration required)


Peckerwood Garden 
20559 FM 359 Road
Hempstead, TX 77445

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