[NAFEX] autumn olive

M Stanton 6ducks at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 09:57:05 EDT 2009


Jay,
Thanks for the input.  I used to live in the southwest.  Loved that caliche,
too :)
I'm just curious--what else suffers from the dieback that you mentioned?
Does anyone else in the southwest grow Cornus mas, and if so, at what
elevation?

Colorado State's horticulture dept was recommending use of Cornus mas as an
underutilized and adaptable small tree and I've seen it on approved lists of
street trees in Idaho. So there may be other factors as well. 

Some of the soils around here have a pH of around 7 and the Cornus mas does
fine with very little care once established. Of course we don't have the
uv/light intensity issues you have there-- and we get rainfall of about 38"
annually. My comments about the Cornus mas as a substitution were more
geared to those of us who live where the autumn olive is so invasive.  I
understand that Colorado has restricted the use of Russian Olive for similar
reasons.  

Regards,
Michele

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Subject: Re: [NAFEX] autumn olive

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.

Best,

Jay

Jay Cutts
Cutts Graduate Reviews
800-353-4898 day or eve, 7 days
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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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