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Re: Seeking sublanceolata/rubrum/Ryukyu in New Orleans

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  • raul
    Hi, here at the Greenery nursery in Land o Lakes fl we have this Azaleas for sale they are 3gl our phone # is 813-996-9821
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 27, 2013
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      Hi, here at the Greenery nursery in Land o Lakes fl we have this Azaleas for sale they are 3gl our phone # is 813-996-9821
      --- In azaleas@yahoogroups.com, william steinkampf <bsteinkampf@...> wrote:
      >
      > Greetings,
      >
      > *First post!*
      >
      > While living in north Clearwater, FL in the 70's I found and planted what
      > were called sublanceolatas at a nearby nursery in the vicinity of Safety
      > Harbor. They were growing near an old sink in the shade of clumps of very
      > large bamboo. The blooms were striking and the foliage somewhat darker
      > that the azaleas I was accustomed to, and I have not seen them since
      > leaving FL. I have been looking for several years for a source of this
      > species. The nursery owner also referred to them as Ryukyu azaleas, and I
      > gather that they are now called 'rubrum'. Can anyone out there point me to
      > a supplier?
      >
      > Bill Steinkampf
      > Uptown New Orleans, ~ 1 km from the Mississippi River
      > Zone 9B
      > Bananas, ginger, Cestrum nocturnum, and Streletzia reginae growing
      > profusely and apparently comfortably in the yard
      >
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