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Re: gold rush tree

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush'

Hi, Suzanne,
Most trees, with extra care, can happily live in a container for years. To stay happy, they need regular feeding and, every 4 years (sometimes less) a root prune so their roots don't girdle in the pot. Having said that, however, your Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' is such a fast-growing tree, and one that will get huge, that it isn't suitable for a container. I suspect its roots are filling the pot and it has used all available nutrients the compost had to offer.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 13th June 2011 19:22

Re: Landscaping with trees

Message from Greenwich

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

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