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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look into Sorbus 'Autumn Spire'
An upright version of Sorbus 'Joseph Rock' with a tight columnar habit so as not to swamp the site.
I think 4 to 5 mtrs is the max height.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
dont plant a tree in the centre of the lawn it would look silly, I would suggest Amelanchier or Cercis siliquastrum (Judas Tree)
why would you say that. plenty of people have a tree in the centre of the lawn??
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Kilkelly, was GPI. wrote:
Look into Sorbus 'Autumn Spire'
An upright version of Sorbus 'Joseph Rock' with a tight columnar habit so as not to swamp the site.
I think 4 to 5 mtrs is the max height.
That looks like a good suggestion. Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have an Acer not sure which var. it is 12 years old and 2 and a half foot high with an umbrella like stance it is planted in the middle of the lawn -ish with the beautiful lime green delicate palm like leaves flowing like down to the ground and in summer they change colour to red and the purplish red in autumn. i love this little tree !
will post a photo when leaves are in full flow and that will do it justice.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ian wrote:
i have an Acer not sure which var. it is 12 years old and 2 and a half foot high with an umbrella like stance it is planted in the middle of the lawn -ish with the beautiful lime green delicate palm like leaves flowing like down to the ground and in summer they change colour to red and the purplish red in autumn. i love this little tree !
will post a photo when leaves are in full flow and that will do it justice.

can I ask how big is the lawn? Pic would be nice
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bannerlawn is 5m by 5m i'd say. have no pic as yet but is near an apple tree 3m high with a similar spread it also does not seem out of place and hangs over the lawn and the neighbours fence prolific cropper with lovely sweet to acid fruit, your frien might even consider these two, the var. of apple is James Grieve
Will try to get pic to you soon.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trees and leaves too


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

later on the leaves get really dense and form a canopy a photo then would do it justice football is about 8 inches high to give you some perspective, apple tree is approx 3m hish and 3m wide.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ian wrote:
later on the leaves get really dense and form a canopy a photo then would do it justice football is about 8 inches high to give you some perspective, apple tree is approx 3m hish and 3m wide.
Thanks for taking the time to do that
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Kilkelly, was GPI. wrote:
Look into Sorbus 'Autumn Spire'
An upright version of Sorbus 'Joseph Rock' with a tight columnar habit so as not to swamp the site.
I think 4 to 5 mtrs is the max height.
Could Sorbus 'Joseph Rock' be planted a couple feet from a 6 foot fence. I saw one in lidl 25 euro. Diferent garden
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a bit late with my suggestion, but -- since it's going to be a focal point -- I wonder if your friend might like the Corkscrew hazel (Corylus Avellana 'Contorta').

Mine is well over 50 year's old and has easily been kept to approximately 8 x 8 ft. In fairness, I should mention that it's one of those love 'em / hate 'em trees -- I have a friend who shudders every time she sees mine -- but is absolutely fascinating all year round.

Also, contrary to some comments I've seen here and there on the net, it does bear nuts ... but you have to be bloomin' fast if you want to beat the squirrels !
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