|Acca sellowiana-pineapple guava|
—plants such as figs, citrus, olives, and many showy ornamentals with edible and medicinal uses. What determines which plants will grow here? By looking at microclimates, soil parameters and plant ecology, we will explore ways to expand the roster of plants that can be grown in Powell River, opening up possibilities for sustainable horticulture, economic diversification, and food security.
|Citrus × meyeri|
|Citrus × meyeri flower|
The Meyer lemon fruit is yellow and rounder than a true lemon. The skin is fragrant and thin, coloured a deep yellow with a slight orange tint when ripe. Meyer lemon fruits have a sweeter, less acidic flavor than the more common Lisbon or Eureka supermarket lemon varieties. The flowers are white with a purple base and fragrant.
P. granatum var. nana is a dwarf variety of P. granatum popularly planted as an ornamental plant in gardens and larger containers, and used as a bonsai specimen tree
Find out more from botanist Ioni Waisgluss when he presents
Growing Sub-Tropical Plants in Powell River (Thursday February 26 7:00-8:30 pm at the Cranberry Senior’s Centre, 6792 Cranberry Street )