[Homeroast] Coffee Shrub care

Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee sweetmarias at sweetmarias.com
Tue Jul 26 14:38:21 CDT 2011

Unless my jet-lagged eyeballs are playing tricks on me, that is not 
coffee you have planted there. I mean ... it's not coffea arabica. 
It's not coffea canephora either. It's not a plant related to the 

Is it possible you have another shrub that uses a similar name, like 


>My five remaining little coffee shrubs are enduring the heat and 
>drought and doing pretty well. Two are actually doing very well I 
>think. I lost one early on, it was my fault during transplant.
>I remember seeing something in someone's signature line that 
>indicated they are a horticulturalist. And, I believe, in the same 
>zone as me.
>I'd really like input on how to start prepping them to survive the 
>coming winter. It's a ways off even though we are eager for these 
>90-100 days to go away, but I want to make sure I do what I can to 
>keep these lovely shrubs viable. Do I prune lower branches or top 
>now, closer to winter, or let them just grow another year?
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