[Homeroast] Coffee Shrub care

Kevin C ckevinj at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 19:14:13 CDT 2011


The cherries were from the owners yard, he said they were Kona typica. 
The leaves aren't as dark as I expected, I'm hoping that's nutrition, etc, as they do resemble coffee leaves. 

-kc 

On Jul 26, 2011, at 2:38 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee <sweetmarias at sweetmarias.com> wrote:

> 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 beverage...
> 
> Is it possible you have another shrub that uses a similar name, like "coffeeberry"? http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/rhamnus-californica
> 
> Tom
> 
>> 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?
>> 
>> http://coffeeortech.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/how-does-my-coffee-garden-grow/
>> 
>> -kc
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