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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Acer Palmatum Bloodgood. Deep red towards purple. Slow growing but lovely to look at and nice sound in the wind.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 8:48 pm    Post subject: Specimen Tree for Windy Site Reply with quote

Which would you guys recommend for a windy site? The Liquidamber, Acer Rubrum or Freemanii?

Also, where you source them? I would need to get the trees delivered to Mayo and was hoping to spend around fifty euro per tree.

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you prefer a smaller tree (ie under 20 feet), but are a bit too exposed for a Japanese Maple (they hate wind, strong sunshine, and early morning sun. The tips of the leaves dessicate), you could try this: https://www.plantify.co.uk/Sambucus-nigra-Black-Lace/plant-1637. Not red, but purple, with pink flowers. Foolproof, and can be shaped at will.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I planted a Liquidamber in my friend's garden. It's in an area of quite poor quality, moisture-retentive, neutral soil. It was the last area to be planted and we had run out of good soil. There had been a deep ditch that the builders had filled with cxxp. It is not an ideal site for anything, but the Liquidamber has done so well, I have planted another. Last autumn they were fabulous for weeks.

Last year I bought a Japanese maple from Aldi. It's called 'Skeeter's Broom'. I think it a lovely shade of red. It will, however be at least as wide as tall. It will be going in my new garden when it is finished.



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