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Worldwide Beekeeping Resource Library => Honey, Bee Forage; Nectar & Pollen Sources => Topic started by: Bakersdozen on October 03, 2020, 10:18:30 am

Title: Korean evodia Tree
Post by: Bakersdozen on October 03, 2020, 10:18:30 am
Fall is a great time to plant trees.
Last spring a fellow beekeeper dug up a sprout from under his Korean evodia, aka Bee Bee Tree, for me.  I got it home and potted it. It has done well over the summer.  It focused on root growth rather than top growth so it's only about 10" tall. 
I called the city Arborist to ask about planting my little tree in the park next to my house.  He was very pleased and said that there were only 2 others in the city.  They are in a cemetery.  He came out and we decided where to plant it.  He will arrange for the city workers to come out and mulch it and stake it.  With out the mulch and stake the mowing team will mow it down.  The location is in a popular area next to my house and about 10 ft. from the walking path.  I planted it yesterday and I am a little concerned because it looks venerable there.  I believe they are difficult to transplant so we will see what happens. 
The 5 black locust that I planted in the park about 5 years ago are looking great!  I can't believe how they have grown.  I am hoping for blooms next spring.
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Title: Re: Korean evodia Tree
Post by: Zweefer on October 10, 2020, 06:06:34 pm
It’s great your city is willing to work with you on things like this.  I’m excited to see how it develops over time.


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Title: Re: Korean evodia Tree
Post by: Bakersdozen on April 07, 2021, 02:46:36 pm
Good news! I checked my little Bee Bee Tree yesterday.  It survived the bitterly cold winter spell we had in February. It is leafing out.  I made a collar for it to keep rabbits from eating it.
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A neighbor asked me yesterday if it had survived.  So I thought I better check.  He offered me a Silver Maple volunteer from out of his yard if my little tree didn't live.  Ugh!  I told him we had plenty of silver maples in the area.  If you don't have experience with Silver Maple, lucky you! Also told him that the city arborist gave me permission to plant this variety of tree.
Title: Re: Korean evodia Tree
Post by: Jen on April 08, 2021, 12:38:41 pm
That is fantastic! I need a tree that can stay in a wine barrel for a period of years. I love dogwoods but I do have to find another home for them within about 10 years, where to new location has better dirt than our nasty hard pan.

Even a large shrub like bridal veil would work... I think. I have one planted from last summer, and I'll see if the bees like the blooms.
Title: Re: Korean evodia Tree
Post by: iddee on April 08, 2021, 02:09:24 pm
Here's my Bee Bee tree after 5 years.


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Title: Re: Korean evodia Tree
Post by: Jen on April 08, 2021, 03:38:51 pm
Cool! I'll look it up and see if it will make in our climate. Thanks Mr. Wizard