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Need help/advice for taking and growing cuttings of neighbours acer tree please

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 08:28

 Acer shirasawanum is the latin name.

The common name for it is full moon maple!

There is even a named cultivar... a real beauty..Acer shirasawanum Autumn Moon.

It is a different species from Acer palmatum.

Most Acers are grafted.

Full moon maples are very very slow to get started.. but eventually get big.

A stunning and beautiful Acer.

It just hates to be in a windy spot in full sun... the leaves will scorch!

 

Worth buying from a good nursery... NOT CHEAP!

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Acer+shirasawanum&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=J8WdUfyANYnoOpDCgJgB&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1010&bih=434

Quick growing rhododendron or azalea - is there such a thing?

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 11:22

blairs...think you mean Rhododendron ponticum.

On no account plant this ....it is an invasive shrub .

It costs the country millions trying to irradicate it.

It smothers all our native wild flowers.

 

http://www.royalparks.org.uk/blog/the-problem-with-ponticum

 

Quote from wiki...

 

Invasive species

Suckering of the root, together with its abundant seed production, has led to it becoming an invasive species over much of western Europe and in parts of New Zealand. Rhododendron control, or "rhodie-bashing", is a key element in nature conservation in those areas.3] Conservation organisations in Britain now believe R. ponticum has become "a severe problem" in the native Atlantic oakwoods of the west highlands of Scotland and in Wales, and on heathlands in southern England, crowding out the native flora.4] Clearance strategies have been developed, including the flailing and cutting down of plants with follow-up herbicide spraying. Injection of herbicide into individual plants has been found to be more precise and effective.5]

Quick growing rhododendron or azalea - is there such a thing?

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 10:46

Have a look at a specialist nursery that sells them...

their catalogue will help with colour, size, speed , height, date of flowering  etc

Request a paper copy with all colour pics!

 

http://www.glendoick.com/index.php?page=onlinecat&listcat=1

What is this tree

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 17:33

Please can you add a good close up of a leaflet where it is attached to the midrib.

I hope it is not as Ailianthus is a shocker for sending out sucker.

It is not the right tree for a small garden.

Thanks

 

see link... one tree dozens of suckers...

http://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/03030800-0b07-490a-8d04-0605030c0f01/media/Html/Ailanthus_altissima.htm

Please check the leaflets for tiny pimples... these are glands that each leaflet has.. see pic...

 

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ailanthus+altissima+l+gland&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=dwCZUZ2KJ8OL4ATxxoHQBA&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=967#hl=en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=ailanthus+altissima++gland&oq=ailanthus+altissima++gland&gs_l=img.12...0.0.1.4400.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0...0.0...1c..14.img.fmZtik2HEpY&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.46751780,d.d2k&fp=5628b6001496fbf7&biw=1920&bih=967&imgrc=a30bKzqvSysA0M%3A%3BJSupVZj_MDQltM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fi301.photobucket.com%252Falbums%252Fnn49%252FSilversurfer100%252FAILANTHUSALTISSIMA23-08-200708-54-1.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fmygarden.rhs.org.uk%252Fforums%252Fp%252F24144%252F47279.aspx%3B1024%3B768

 

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ailanthus+altissima+gland&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=sP-YUfXMHoWq4ASbtoGwCA&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=978&bih=411#imgrc=a30bKzqvSysA0M%3A%3BJSupVZj_MDQltM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fi301.photobucket.com%252Falbums%252Fnn49%252FSilversurfer100%252FAILANTHUSALTISSIMA23-08-200708-54-1.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fmygarden.rhs.org.uk%252Fforums%252Fp%252F24144%252F47279.aspx%3B1024%3B768

 

 

 

White garden

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 20:39

Tulipa Lady Jane.... maybe.

http://www.broadleighbulbs.co.uk/images/autumn/tulip/tulipladyjanecu.jpg

 

Help

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 09:37

Hmm.

Damp is the word that would makes me thing twice about cotoneasters, clematis and box

Chaenomeles flower far better in  in sun.

Lots of other good suggestions already mentioned would be fine.

Matteuccia struthiopteris will  love damp shade. Could take over.

 

 

 

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