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Meaning of immortality – in the garden

Definitions of immortal include “living or lasting forever” or “lasting a long time; enduring.” A reader recently commented on my article about holiday plants saying she had a Christmas cactus that is over 40 years old. A tree in Sweden is said to be growing on a rootstock that is 9,550 years old. A downed bristlecone pine in California was proven to be 4,768 years old when its rings were counted.The plant kingdom has the seeming ability to stay forever young through vegetative propagation. In the Swedish example above, the same genetic rootstock has lived for thousands of years, producing …

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The Record Courier Updated Jan 8, 2013 01:15PM Published Jan 8, 2013 01:14PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.