False daphne stems and fruits

Discussion in 'Talk about UBC Botanical Garden' started by wcutler, Jan 25, 2010.

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    wcutler Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years of Activity

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    It was the striking red leaf pedicels that stood out from a distance on these Daphniphyllum macropodum on the Siebold Trail in the garden.

    These were written up as a Photo of the Day in 2007, with a comment that being able to see the berries (and presumably the red pedicels) so easily is unusual for this tree. A few comments attributed the no-longer upright leaves to wet conditions.
     
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    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years of Activity

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    Yes: It appears to be declining. I believe in the Seattle arboretum there may have been some problems with root pathogens on this in the past.
     

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