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Topic: Coffee Shrub care (8 msgs / 275 lines)
1) From: Kevin C
My five remaining little coffee shrubs are enduring the heat and drought and doing pretty well. Two are actually doing very well I think. I lost one early on, it was my fault during transplant. 
I remember seeing something in someone's signature line that indicated they are a horticulturalist. And, I believe, in the same zone as me. 
I'd really like input on how to start prepping them to survive the coming winter. It's a ways off even though we are eager for these 90-100 days to go away, but I want to make sure I do what I can to keep these lovely shrubs viable. Do I prune lower branches or top now, closer to winter, or let them just grow another year?http://coffeeortech.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/how-does-my-coffee-garden-grow/-kc
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2) From: Phil Bergman
Hi KC,
I have A nursery in Encinitas, CA and grow palms/cycads and other tropicals.
One of the things I've grown for years are coffee plants.  In my locality,
coffee trees like filtered light, not full sun.  They take temperatures into
the low 30's.  It takes me about 5 to 7 years to take a seedling to a
fruiting plant.  I'd estimate each 15g plant I have is about 7 feet tall and
carries about 400 red cherry colored fruit/seeds.  When in blossom, the
flowers are white.  The foliage is a glossy green and some have used coffee
and an interior plant.  Average watering works and occasional fertilizer is
needed.  Hope this helps. 
Phil
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3) From: Yakster
Your lucky, my friend used to live in Leucadia and that area is a garden
paradise.
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4) From: mike
One of mine is in its second year of fruiting and the other is in
its first year. Second year there's definitely a LOT more fruit. I have
their containers outside where they get shade in the afternoon from the
pecan trees, but move them inside before frost. Currently this hot
summer they're enduring temps into the low 40's and would prefer it a
bit cooler but seem to be tolerating things well enough. I water them
and mist them daily. They're in 3 gallon containers tho and could use
potting up but so far they're happy enough - only 4' tall shrubs. During
the winter they'd be in the east picture window but this year will go in
my grow-room and hopefully next year will be planted in the ground in my
pit-greenhouse along with more of them. 
Be well,
 Mike 
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shrubs are enduring the heat and drought and
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start prepping them to survive the coming
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make sure I do what I can to keep these lovely shrubs
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prune lower branches or top now, closer to winter, or let them
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5) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Unless my jet-lagged eyeballs are playing tricks on me, that is not 
coffee you have planted there. I mean ... it's not coffea arabica. 
It's not coffea canephora either. It's not a plant related to the 
beverage...
Is it possible you have another shrub that uses a similar name, like 
"coffeeberry"? http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/rhamnus-californicaTom
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6) From: Kevin C
The cherries were from the owners yard, he said they were Kona typica. 
The leaves aren't as dark as I expected, I'm hoping that's nutrition, etc, as they do resemble coffee leaves. 
-kc 
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7) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Hi Kevin, do you have any more pictures? like a closeup of 1 leaf. I 
really hope I am wrong and just not seeing the pictures , but coffea 
arabica has a smooth leaf and all these seem a bit jagged-edged. The 
seedling in the first picture is definitely not coffea arabica. I 
just can't figure how (if I am correct) you would get these from Kona.
Tom
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8) From: kevin creason
You are right... I don't think it is coffee that came up in my pots.
Leafsnap (mobile app) suggests it is English Elm (not likely for the
area) or hackberry (very likely, along with Chinese tallow, tough to
eradicate).
crud. I'm so depressed I'm going to have another Mexico Chiapas mocha.
razzle frazzle rick rastardly
-Kevin
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