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Sunflower
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:30 pm    Post subject: thinking of Maple tree Reply with quote

Hi all,
How many of you got out and about lately, i didn't, it's just so cold! But I've been told that now is time to plant a tree and so I though I'd get some ideas. I love trees but can only manage one, so it has to be nice. I'm swaying towards a Maple tree, I like the Norway Maple but I've heard this isn't the best choice. I also like the Red Maple (Is that a Sugar Maple?) It'll get about 5-6 hours sun, but I don;t want a tree any higher than 30ft or so.
And should I wait until the warmer days of Sping to do all this Smile

Thanks all!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi sunflower
this is the best time to plant your tree.trees are available bareroot now and are considerably cheaper.
as regards the maples,they are lovely but do grow big and fast.one i think is very pretty and not as invasive is 'acer negundo' you will find it on google images.
happy planting
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi all
I planted 40 bare root field maple I got from Lidl. Trying to create a bit of shelter
How quick and invasive are they
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Forest Flame, there is so much choice out there it can make choosing one hard. I had a look at those maples and I think we'll try a Maple Acer negundo 'Auratum', I think thats the yellow one I like.
I'll let you know how we get on Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:19 pm    Post subject: Maple Trees Reply with quote

Sunflower wrote:
Thanks Forest Flame, there is so much choice out there it can make choosing one hard. I had a look at those maples and I think we'll try a Maple Acer negundo 'Auratum', I think thats the yellow one I like.
I'll let you know how we get on Very Happy


Just be careful with the negundo types as they aren't the best for wind and certainly do not like conditions that are too wet. Acer negundo 'Aureum' and 'Flamingo' are lovely trees but if they are not 100% happy with growing conditions they will look a bit ragged. Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' (a variety of Norway Maple) is a nice red one that wont get much higher if it even reaches 30feet and is a good tough, hardy variety.

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Sunflower
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,
Just thought I'd let you how we got on with the tree.
We didn't plant one in the end in November, but we finally got around to it late last month. We went for a cherry tree in the end - a Prunus Kanzan. It won't grow quite as high as I originally wanted, but I think the May flowers will make up for that!

Thanks for the advice Very Happy
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