Arbutus: Can you grow an Arbutus in the West Kootenays?

Discussion in 'Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)' started by ravyn, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. ravyn

    ravyn Member

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    West Kootenay
    Hi there,

    We live in Crescent Valley between Castlegar and Nelson BC. My boyfriend loves the Arbutus trees at the coast and we were wondering if they could be successful here. We are south facing slope that has many cottonwood trees and birch a couple very large fir and many many hazelnut trees on our hillside behind the house. We do get lots of snow here but the winters do not get below 15 degrees celcius and if they do it sure does not last more than a week at a stretch. I do know we are zoned 5 here.

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    I think you mean -15C.

    Read this thread about Arbutus in PEI - chances don't look good.

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