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Re: How far from house to plant Acer griseum

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Acer griseum

Hi, Nevada,
Small trees should be at least 5m from a house. And some experts would say that is too close. I can see why you'd want an A. griseum, though, they are beautiful and one of my favourite trees. Perhaps for ideas you can do an Advanced Search here on Shoot - select 'Hedge/Screen' for Use and then you can further narrow the search by limiting size, etc. You can even make sure only evergreen plants come up. Happy hunting!
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 19th April 2011 22:20

How far from house to plant Acer griseum

Question from Nevada

In forum: Acer griseum

Hi I would really like to plant an Acer griseum but the location would be 15ft from rear of house and only 7 ft from neighbours rear outhouse. Is this a problem? If so, any recommendations for good screening shrub or small tree would be appreciated. Thanks

  • Posted: Tue. 19th April 2011 19:13

Re: Small tree suggestions

Message from Belinda Macdonald, Shades of Green

In forum: Trees and shrubs

A lot depends on your definition of 'small'.Off the top of my head, here are some of the smallest that I use in more confined spaces: Some of the ornamental rowans are small growers - eg Sorbus vilmorinii, Chinese Lace, or cashmiriana. Amelanchier 'Ballerina' is another, Malus 'Admiration' is small and fastigiate - useful for tight corners. Acer griseum and many of the Japanese Maples are excellent for a sheltered site, and are slow growing. Check the suggestions you receive with the growth specs in the Shoot Plant Database to make sure before you buy! Happy Plant Hunting!

  • Posted: Thu. 27th January 2011 17:59

Re: Landscaping with trees

Message from Greenwich

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi,
An interesting selection! When it comes to planting distances with trees you have to consider the time-frame. If you are looking for relatively quick in-fill of the area being planted then planting distances should be reduced. If you are planting for future generations, say, then you need to look at the ultimate size and spread of the species and space accordingly. In practise almost no-one does the latter, and you generally have to find some compromise between the two approaches. Your planting distances will mean that your trees will join together fairly swiftly, so consider whether the larger ones might block the light and water from the smaller as well as the longer term maintenance and pruning that they will require

A couple of points to bear in mind - the trees you have chosen are very different in final size, and in growth rates too. Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush', in particular, is an extremely large and vigorous tree, whilst Acer griseum is a small and very slow growing species and the Arbutus rarely reaches above shrub proportions. The Parrotia and Magnolia will often be wider than they are tall too, something else to bear in mind!

  • Posted: Fri. 22nd October 2010 12:29

Landscaping with trees...

Question from Pernah

In forum: Garden design

Hi all, I'm a keen gardener that has turned clueless! I got carried away buying trees to lanscape my garden for privacy, wildlife and amenity value, however, I've most likely brought too many and now not sure how far apart I should plant them? I would like to plant the following along the boundary next to highway- Crimson King next to Parrotia Persica with 6-7 metres distance between; an evergreen Rhysphylloa Oak 5 metres away from Parrotia and Grandiflora 'Victoria' 4 metres away from oak (image 2); 7 metres from the Rhysphylloa Oak I plan to have - Banksiana Pine 4 metres away from Cedrus Aurea, which will be approx. 3 metres away from Acer Griseum, which leads to Arbutus Unedo about 3 metres away - all 4 creating a rombus type shape (image 1). In the side garden 7 metres away from Rhysphylloa Oak - Ilex Handsorth 4 metres from Sequia 'Goldrush' 3 metres away from Cornubia, which is aprrox. 3 metres from Forest Pansy, which will be 3 metres away from another Cornubia (image 3) (I still have Ilex Silver Queen, JC Van Tol, Honey Locust, Rowan Embley, Rowan Joseph Rock, 2 Witch haxels and 2 Cornubia's being trained into a tree). Any tips on planting distance and suggestions on whether I have the right trees next to each other would be highly appreciated. Many thanks in advance and look forward to your comments/replies. Happy gardening!

  • Posted: Sun. 8th August 2010 18:02

Landscaping with trees

Comment from Pernah

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi all, I'm a keen gardener that has turned clueless! I got carried away buying trees to lanscape my garden for privacy, wildlife and amenity value, however, I've most likely brought too many and now not sure how far apart I should plant them? I would like to plant the following along the boundary next to highway- Crimson King next to Parrotia Persica with 6-7 metres distance between; an evergreen Rhysphylloa Oak 5 metres away from Parrotia and Grandiflora 'Victoria' 4 metres away from oak (image 2); 7 metres from the Rhysphylloa Oak I plan to have - Banksiana Pine 4 metres away from Cedrus Aurea, which will be approx. 3 metres away from Acer Griseum, which leads to Arbutus Unedo about 3 metres away - all 4 creating a rombus type shape (image 1). In the side garden 7 metres away from Rhysphylloa Oak - Ilex Handsorth 4 metres from Sequia 'Goldrush' 3 metres away from Cornubia, which is aprrox. 3 metres from Forest Pansy, which will be 3 metres away from another Cornubia (image 3) (I still have Ilex Silver Queen, JC Van Tol, Honey Locust, Rowan Embley, Rowan Joseph Rock, 2 Witch haxels and 2 Cornubia's being trained into a tree). Any tips on planting distance and suggestions on whether I have the right trees next to each other would be highly appreciated. Many thanks in advance and look forward to your comments/replies. Happy gardening!

  • Posted: Sun. 8th August 2010 17:59

Planting distance between new trees...

Question from Pernah

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi all, I'm a keen gardener that has turned clueless! I got carried away buying trees to lanscape my garden for privacy, wildlife and amenity value, however, I've most likely brought too many and now not sure how far apart I should plant them? I would like to plant the following along the boundary next to highway- Crimson King next to Parrotia Persica with 6-7 metres distance between; an evergreen Rhysphylloa Oak 5 metres away from Parrotia and Grandiflora 'Victoria' 4 metres away from oak (image 2); 7 metres from the Rhysphylloa Oak I plan to have - Banksiana Pine 4 metres away from Cedrus Aurea, which will be approx. 3 metres away from Acer Griseum, which leads to Arbutus Unedo about 3 metres away - all 4 creating a rombus type shape (image 1). In the side garden 7 metres away from Rhysphylloa Oak - Ilex Handsorth 4 metres from Sequia 'Goldrush' 3 metres away from Cornubia, which is aprrox. 3 metres from Forest Pansy, which will be 3 metres away from another Cornubia (image 3) (I still have Ilex Silver Queen, JC Van Tol, Honey Locust, Rowan Embley, Rowan Joseph Rock, 2 Witch haxels and 2 Cornubia's being trained into a tree). Any tips on planting distance and suggestions on whether I have the right trees next to each other would be highly appreciated. Many thanks in advance and look forward to your comments/replies. Happy gardening!

  • Posted: Sun. 8th August 2010 17:53

Re: Can anyone suggest a tree?

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi,
Nothing wrong with S. aucuparia 'Sheerwater Seedling' - lovely tree - but I was also thinking of Acer griseum. Gorgeous bark, nice leaves, just no fruit.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 8th July 2010 22:45

Re: Acer griseum propagation

Message from Kate Sprott

In forum: Acer griseum

Hi thanks very much for that information, very useful. There are a couple of trees I'm keeping an eye on to watch for seeds, so I'll let you know how I get on. Thanks

  • Posted: Sat. 3rd July 2010 11:50

Re: Acer griseum propagation

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Acer griseum

Hi, Kate,
Oh, I love Acer griseum - one of my favourite small trees. Gorgeous bark! Generally, A. griseum does not set seed unless several plants are nearby. Having said that, I had one all by its lonesome that did set seed - another rule-breaker! If you have fresh, ripe seeds, sow in a seedbed or in pots in a cold frame. If you want to wait for spring, store the seeds in the refrigerator until you are ready to sow. If you have seeds that have dried out, soak them for 48 house before storing or sowing. The seeds will germinate at 10-15 degrees C but may need two springs before they will. I have planted seeds and have had then germinate in one spring. Let me know where you plant them and how you get on.
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Tue. 15th June 2010 19:40

Acer griseum propagation

Question from Kate Sprott

In forum: Acer griseum

How would you go about propagating Acer griseum from seed? Any tips?

  • Posted: Sat. 12th June 2010 14:37