[NAFEX] autumn olive

Jay Cutts orders at cuttsreviews.com
Tue Sep 8 17:56:25 EDT 2009

Hi, Michele.

I've always wanted to grow Cornus mas. Here in NM at 7000 ft it seems to 
be one of an unrelated group of trees that all have the symptom of 
having their leaves die back from the outside, after which the plant is 
dead. I'm not sure exactly what the culprit is. It may be susceptibility 
to the high UV radiation. Or perhaps it's alkalinity.



Jay Cutts
Cutts Graduate Reviews
800-353-4898 day or eve, 7 days
(In NM, 505-281-0684)

M Stanton wrote:
> After seeing the chatter about Autumn Olive, I couldn’t be quiet any 
> longer. Here in Ohio ( and in much of the east), the plants are really 
> invasive. Originally planted for its wildlife value and 
> nitrogen-fixing capabilities, among other virtues, its use is now 
> highly discouraged in some states.
> Both USDA and Ohio State researchers have looked at the fruits’ 
> antioxidant and lycopene content. The fruit makes a nice ice-cream 
> syrup and is pretty tasty, especially with a little sugar. But to 
> encourage its use in many eastern ecosystems is just asking for 
> trouble. New Mexico is dry enough that escapees may not be a risk, but 
> around here there are other better choices. How about Cornus mas, for 
> example? Cornelian cherries can be nice, too.
> Michele in SW Ohio
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