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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:12 am    Post subject: paulownia, acer x freemanii buy some plants in galway area? Reply with quote

Hello everyone, new here. I have about two acres of boggy ,marshy ground which i would like to plant some trees. Have been reading about paulownia
:emperess tree: it;s fast growing ,woundering where i could buy some plants in galway area .Also acer x freemanii .Found this site

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/FastestTrees.htm?link=categoryname
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paulownia tomentosa is reeeallly fast growing alright, in fact if an established tree is cut down back hard to within 12 inches of the base in spring, it will go on to produce a 6-10 ft regrowth within the year. But rapid growth does have its downsides as it results in brittle wood which often breaks in the wind. Easy come easy go I suppose. Confused Paulownia is not a fan of very damp soil though.
Most garden centres in Galway should be able to order this tree in for you, as I doubt it is on which sells well over here. It will be container grown as I believe they are not available bareroot usually.
acer x freemanii is not that commonly available either but the two trees that were crossed to produce it are quite available, A. rubrum x A. saccharinum. Both also display great autumn colour. Also be aware that they like moisture-retentive but well-drained soil.
Just how wet is your soil spider, any pics or examples?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: bog Reply with quote

Thanks for your reply Blackbird.
What i really want is some resonable fast growing trees with colour e.g leaves/flowers/ bark. Will plant some ash ,alder,sycamore, as well .This is three pictures of my ground ,hope this works not computer literate

http://s254.photobucket.com/albums/hh95/acrespider/





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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello there spider.
Add the following native trees to your pick list.....

Our native birches, Silver Birch (Betula pendula) and Downey Birch (Betula pubescens)

Black Alder (Alnus glutinosa)........ already mentioned by you.

Aspen or Trembling poplar (Populus tremula)

The native willows, Goat Willow (Salix caprea), Grey Willow (Salix atrocinerea), Bay Willow (Salix pentandra) and Eared Willow (Salix aurita)

Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)....... I see some in the pics already

More info on these native trees can be found here.... List of Irish native trees

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