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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby lee lewis » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:03 pm

Stoopid question: How successful do you think I would be in growing one here in Amanzimtoti (just south from Durban, KZN) :hmz: ?
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:44 pm

I think it might be too wet and humid? It is not within the natural distribution area of the Leadwood, which stops above Richardsbay.

But do try! You never know!
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby lee lewis » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:34 am

Thanks for the reply Imberbe! I certainly will try to obtain some seedlings. I already have two baby baobabs in (pots) which I am also trying to "hand rear" - I'll keep the forum posted on my progress...
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby Batmad » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:53 am

i never knew that our Imberbe had the username of a tree :lol:
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:25 pm

So we learn as we go ... :wink:

By the way, it is not just a tree!

It's a Leadwood!
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby Batmad » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:33 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby JenB » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:42 pm

Batmad wrote:i never knew that our Imberbe had the username of a tree :lol:

I thinking... Leadhead. 8)
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby restio » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:51 pm

:lol:
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:34 am

Ouch! That hurts! :shock:

After all the love I've shared so freely? Do I deserve that? :tongue:
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby JenB » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:09 am

Imberbe wrote:Ouch! That hurts! :shock:

Shame, Imberbe.... Image
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby Batmad » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:32 pm

well done jen!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :funny:
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby G@mespotter » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:22 pm

Just so that you guys know I DO venture through this topic, problem is my limited time, and I don't want to have 2 or 3 'studies' going at the same time :lol:

Interesting, I know there is a great specimen a few clicks north of Satara along the tarroad. At least a few 100 years old :o Ndloti just posted (in chit-chat) that the largest recorded in Kruger is just norh of Letaba?

How 'large' is it. Does somebody have some pics? Last thing, as leadwood = 'hardekoolhout' in afrikaans, what is the english translation for 'ysterhout' ?

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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:38 pm

Ysterhout = Ironwood.
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby G@mespotter » Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:15 pm

Imberbe wrote:Ysterhout = Ironwood.


Thanks Imberbe. You're like our wandering dictionary here. Very knowledgable :thumbs_up: Now another (off topic :shock: ) question: Is this another tree species or just the direct translation :roll: :lol:
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:25 pm

:lol: Actually both! :wink:

You get the Lebombo Ironwood in Kruger.
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