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Slow sorbus

Question from Liz Counsell

In forum: Sorbus vilmorinii

I have a sorbus vilmorinii - approximatel 8 years old. Although it has grown upwards - it doesn't seem to get any wider. Cultivation notes say a spread of 5m after 10 to 20 years, but my tree isn't spreading at all. Also has lots of dead twiggy bits on the branches. Help.

  • Posted: Wed. 2nd March 2011 16:29

Re: Re: Small tree suggestions

Message from Wendy Cockburn

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Thank you Belinda. I have one Sorbus Vilmorinii already and it has thrived so i might consider another one or something similar. The hardier the better if these last 2 winters are a sign of things to come!

  • Posted: Tue. 1st February 2011 16:57

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

sorbus vilmorinii

Message from Kathy R

In forum: Sorbus vilmorinii

Thanks for your reply. Here is a picture of one of the trees. The leaves seem ok, and there's no white slime. The growth of the trees does not appear to have been affected.
Kathy Raynes

  • Posted: Wed. 16th September 2009 17:30

sorbus vilmorinii

Message from Kathy R

In forum: Sorbus vilmorinii

Thanks for your reply. Here is a picture of one of the trees. The problem seems confined to the trunk. The leaves appear healthy and there is no sign of white slime.
Kathy Raynes

  • Posted: Wed. 16th September 2009 16:09

sorbus vilmorinii

Question from Kathy R

In forum: Sorbus vilmorinii

I have three sorbus vilmorinii trees, planted 2 and 1/2 years ago. Two have developed what I think is canker. I would like advice on how to deal with this. Thank you.

  • Posted: Tue. 15th September 2009 13:07

Playing with Perspective

Message from Matt Nichol

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

All of the posts on this are valid and I think that all have valuable attributes in there own right. The trellis screening seems logical and gives opportunity to grow climbing plants too( you can put this across the garden instead of on the boundary walls of course (screening and injecting a sense of mystery into the garden). Long thin gardens are often helped by putting access pathways on an angle either curves or straight lines 60 deg/ 30 deg. often works better than 45 deg. in this situation. This enables bed depth to be increased and height of planting to be larger.

I would maybe suggest playing with perspective and if it is screening at the bottom of the garden needed without loosing the valuable sun , then a strategic 'Standard' tree closer up to the house (nothing that will get too big, Malus 'John Downie' or small Sorbus vilmorinii may be nice, with a 1.8 m clear stem). Due to the perspective, the smaller tree at a distance will do the same job as something much bigger closer to you, giving you the screening you need without the bulk and/or shading the garden where you don't want it too.

Matt Nichol MSGD
http://www.broadviewgardendesign.co.uk
http://www.sgd.org.uk

  • Posted: Wed. 8th April 2009 18:31