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Old 08-07-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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American Forests and the Texas Forest Service have officially recognized a tree on the University of the Incarnate Word campus as the largest Texas Mountail Laurel in the nation! I don't know if it is blooming right now, but it is worth a visit.

I remember that tree while going to school there! I'm pretty lame, but I remember looking forward to March, April when the thing would bloom every year! I LOVE the grape-ish smell.
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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I remember that tree while going to school there! I'm pretty lame, but I remember looking forward to March, April when the thing would bloom every year! I LOVE the grape-ish smell.
That's not lame! Stopping to enjoy the beauty around you is an important part of life.

I stop at the end of my driveway and enjoy when my silverado sage is blooming. It's gorgeous!
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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That's not lame! Stopping to enjoy the beauty around you is an important part of life.

I stop at the end of my driveway and enjoy when my silverado sage is blooming. It's gorgeous!
Hi Sapphire, We used to have a big sage bush at a different house. It was beautiful right time of year. Love the mountain laurels, neighbors have them we don't. I got some of the seed pods from our neighbors and planted a couple seeds. Eventually got two seedlings about 2 inches tall. They died during winter I think. Anyway, I hear they're very slow growing. So if we want to enjoy them in our lifetime , guess I'll just have to go buy a 6 footer.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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Does anyone know how to transplant a mountain laurel. We have thousands (and yes, I mean thousands ) of them coming up in the pasture that range from 2" to 2' tall. I have tried to transplant but they never make it .
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: San Marcos
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I think TX Mountain Laurels are just one of those plants that does not transplant well. You're better off buying from a nursery or growing from seed.
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:01 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Does anyone know how to transplant a mountain laurel. We have thousands (and yes, I mean thousands ) of them coming up in the pasture that range from 2" to 2' tall. I have tried to transplant but they never make it .
You may not be saving enough of the root system. They might have a long tap root which goes straight down (hard to save much of).Get all the roots you can get . Dig a hole and (depending on what kind of soil you have) make it bigger than necessary and add some manure . peat moss , potting soil or other composts. Just to mix with soil your putting back in. Plant it deep enough that you have a couple inches of depression after covering up to original level. This is so when you water it you can actually soak the rootball completely. Some things, such as Lantana don't like being planted by anything other than birds. Btw I'm no expert!

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Old 08-07-2008, 01:04 PM
 
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Hi Sapphire, We used to have a big sage bush at a different house. It was beautiful right time of year. Love the mountain laurels, neighbors have them we don't. I got some of the seed pods from our neighbors and planted a couple seeds. Eventually got two seedlings about 2 inches tall. They died during winter I think. Anyway, I hear they're very slow growing. So if we want to enjoy them in our lifetime , guess I'll just have to go buy a 6 footer.
My mountain laurel is a slow-grower, too, but I thought I'd read somewhere that they grow fast. Oh well, hopefully I'll be around to enjoy it, right? In the meantime, I'll enjoy everyone else's!
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:15 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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My mountain laurel is a slow-grower, too, but I thought I'd read somewhere that they grow fast. Oh well, hopefully I'll be around to enjoy it, right? In the meantime, I'll enjoy everyone else's!
Yep , Slow is what I heard. But, the next thing I heard could have been fast. So, who knows. The seedlings sure were slow. I do like the looks and the smell.
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Does anyone know how to transplant a mountain laurel. We have thousands (and yes, I mean thousands ) of them coming up in the pasture that range from 2" to 2' tall. I have tried to transplant but they never make it .
If you figure it out I woild LOVE to have some!!
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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Try contacting the local extension service a local garden center with certified arborists, or even the Botanical Center. The only luck I had in transplanting Mt Laurels was with some I grew from seed that had been planted in pots.
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