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Old 05-10-2011, 11:46 AM
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I'm looking to plant some trees or plants in my garden that grow quickly and have the potential to grow tall (3 meters +). Any suggestions? I plan to buy some that are perhaps already 1 meter tall. Can I plant these now or do I need to wait until after the winter.

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Old 05-10-2011, 06:26 PM posted to rec.gardens
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Default Fast growing trees / plants

On 10/5/11 3:46 AM, UrbanPlanting wrote:
I'm looking to plant some trees or plants in my garden that grow quickly
and have the potential to grow tall (3 meters +). Any suggestions? I
plan to buy some that are perhaps already 1 meter tall. Can I plant
these now or do I need to wait until after the winter.

thanks


Where are you? What is your climate?

This information is important. If you are in the central prairies of
Canada, your planting season and choices of plants is quite different
from my planting season and choices.

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Climate: California Mediterranean, see
http://www.rossde.com/garden/climate.html
Gardening diary at http://www.rossde.com/garden/diary
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:52 PM posted to rec.gardens
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Default Fast growing trees / plants

On 10/5/2011 1:26 PM, David E. Ross wrote:
On 10/5/11 3:46 AM, UrbanPlanting wrote:
I'm looking to plant some trees or plants in my garden that grow quickly
and have the potential to grow tall (3 meters +). Any suggestions? I
plan to buy some that are perhaps already 1 meter tall. Can I plant
these now or do I need to wait until after the winter.

thanks


Where are you? What is your climate?

This information is important. If you are in the central prairies of
Canada, your planting season and choices of plants is quite different
from my planting season and choices.


Address is UK and either clueless or moron and our answers will probably
show up on that UK garden website
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:27 PM posted to rec.gardens
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Default Fast growing trees / plants

On 10/5/11 10:52 AM, Frank wrote:
On 10/5/2011 1:26 PM, David E. Ross wrote:
On 10/5/11 3:46 AM, UrbanPlanting wrote:
I'm looking to plant some trees or plants in my garden that grow quickly
and have the potential to grow tall (3 meters +). Any suggestions? I
plan to buy some that are perhaps already 1 meter tall. Can I plant
these now or do I need to wait until after the winter.

thanks


Where are you? What is your climate?

This information is important. If you are in the central prairies of
Canada, your planting season and choices of plants is quite different
from my planting season and choices.


Address is UK and either clueless or moron and our answers will probably
show up on that UK garden website


Even in the UK, climate varies from north to south and from coastal to
inland.

--
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean, see
http://www.rossde.com/garden/climate.html
Gardening diary at http://www.rossde.com/garden/diary
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:14 PM
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I'm looking to plant some trees or plants in my garden that grow quickly and have the potential to grow tall (3 meters +). Any suggestions? I plan to buy some that are perhaps already 1 meter tall. Can I plant these now or do I need to wait until after the winter.

thanks
Autumn is a great time to plant trees and shrubs as they have a nice amount of time, with generally, sufficient rainfall, before the heavy winter frosts arrive.

If you are looking for hedging, photinia red robin is an ideal choice, with its lovely red foliage on the new growth and evergreen features. Pyracantha is another interesting evergreen shrub with the benefit of colourful berries in the autumn.

Cuppressus Totem are attractive column conifers for feature plants.

Just some ideas for you.
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I'm looking to plant some trees or plants in my garden that grow quickly and have the potential to grow tall (3 meters +). Any suggestions? I plan to buy some that are perhaps already 1 meter tall. Can I plant these now or do I need to wait until after the winter.
3m is considered small for a tree, not tall. Tall is more like 15m. The main problem with trees is finding ones that only grow 3m. Stuff that grows fast rarely stops at 3m.

If you want something that grows fairly fast and will reliable stop at about 3m, I would suggest buying a bamboo called Fargesia murieliae "Simba". It is a true clumping bamboo so it won't be invasive.

TV gardening programmes have given the idea of the instant garden. The reality is that plants start small and get bigger, and then carry on getting bigger, so you need to plan for longer term development, otherwise it is easy to end up with an unmanageable jungle.
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On 10/5/11 3:46 AM, UrbanPlanting wrote:
I'm looking to plant some trees or plants in my garden that grow quickly
and have the potential to grow tall (3 meters +). Any suggestions? I
plan to buy some that are perhaps already 1 meter tall. Can I plant
these now or do I need to wait until after the winter.

thanks


Where are you? What is your climate?

This information is important. If you are in the central prairies of
Canada, your planting season and choices of plants is quite different
from my planting season and choices.

--
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean, see
My Climate
Gardening diary at David Ross's Garden Diary -- Current
Hi David

Thanks for your reply. I'm in the South East of England.

Cheers
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:52 PM
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Autumn is a great time to plant trees and shrubs as they have a nice amount of time, with generally, sufficient rainfall, before the heavy winter frosts arrive.

If you are looking for hedging, photinia red robin is an ideal choice, with its lovely red foliage on the new growth and evergreen features. Pyracantha is another interesting evergreen shrub with the benefit of colourful berries in the autumn.

Cuppressus Totem are attractive column conifers for feature plants.

Just some ideas for you.
Thanks for the tips. I've made a note of those names and will see what they have at my local garden centre.
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3m is considered small for a tree, not tall. Tall is more like 15m. The main problem with trees is finding ones that only grow 3m. Stuff that grows fast rarely stops at 3m.

If you want something that grows fairly fast and will reliable stop at about 3m, I would suggest buying a bamboo called Fargesia murieliae "Simba". It is a true clumping bamboo so it won't be invasive.

TV gardening programmes have given the idea of the instant garden. The reality is that plants start small and get bigger, and then carry on getting bigger, so you need to plan for longer term development, otherwise it is easy to end up with an unmanageable jungle.
Good point. Does that bamboo grow in the UK climate? Any other suggestions for a fast growing tree that perhaps will reach a maximum of 5m or so? I aim to plant around 5 meters from the wall of the house will that be ok?
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I'm looking to plant some trees or plants in my garden that grow quickly and have the potential to grow tall (3 meters +). Any suggestions? I plan to buy some that are perhaps already 1 meter tall. Can I plant these now or do I need to wait until after the winter.

thanks
Try eucalyptus, or sorbus (rowan tree) both gorw very fast and sorbus has the benefit of berries and is native to the UK. Of course leylandii is very fast growing but not as exciting as others. Hope that helps!
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Try eucalyptus, or sorbus (rowan tree) both gorw very fast and sorbus has the benefit of berries and is native to the UK. Of course leylandii is very fast growing but not as exciting as others. Hope that helps!
anything in pots can be planted whenever, otherwise autumn is perfect.
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Does that bamboo grow in the UK climate? Any other suggestions for a fast growing tree that perhaps will reach a maximum of 5m or so? I aim to plant around 5 meters from the wall of the house will that be ok?
Yes, the bamboo I mentioned is hardy to -25C, and is very happy with English summer temps, but does need to be watered in a drought. If you are happy with 5m, then most bamboo suitable for the British climate (there are many but be careful about invasiveness, only Fargesia and Thamnocalamus are reliably non-invasive.

Someone mentioned leylandii and eucalyptus as fast growers. True, but they won't stop growing.

I think if you want a "tree" that stays below 5m, you are really into the category of largish shrubs, such as the photinia someone suggested. There are plenty of others, such as Cotinus, many kinds of Berberis, Dogwoods, Philadephus, etc, etc. A fruit tree on semi-dwarfing stock will also be OK.
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Willows and poplars are some of the fastest growing trees species. Not all trees within a species grow at the same rate. The maple tree species is a good example.
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I'm looking to plant some trees or plants in my garden that grow quickly and have the potential to grow tall (3 meters +). Any suggestions? I plan to buy some that are perhaps already 1 meter tall. Can I plant these now or do I need to wait until after the winter.

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he best way to grow up your palnts and tree fastly. in the morning time give water and in the evening time give the urea . and animal cums are also needed
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he best way to grow up your palnts and tree fastly. in the morning time give water and in the evening time give the urea . and animal cums are also needed
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