Show us your Paulownia stumps

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Show us your Paulownia stumps

Post by Adam D » Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:26 pm

Mine has been in the ground for almost 8 years now and I know you are supposed to cut it back hard, but I haven't for the following reasons:

1. I am scared it may not come back;
2. My back garden is very windy and I normally grow 4 buds to make the leaves a bit smaller;
3. I don't actually get a lot of growth in the season and I like having the leaves higher up to give more height;
4. My wife likes the stump from a structural/design point of view.

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So, show us yours.

Ps. Growth on mine has been very retarded this year. I guess that is down to the coolish April and May we have had :?

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Re: Show us your Paulownia stumps

Post by DiCasS » Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:41 pm

Stump is the operative word in my garden here :lol: Did exactly the same as I do every year, cut it back to about 30cm, it started to grow, got about 45cm of new growth, then it flopped over and died :shock: I did have some lower buds but had rubbed these off leaving just two. One of these I pulled off when I seen the other one growing well.

The one down the bottom of the garden which I keep bushy to give some shade over the fern area as well, is growing well and normal.

Got no idea why the single stemmed one suddenly keeled over, it looked healthy enough the short while it was growing and couldn't see any obvious reason why it died.

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Re: Show us your Paulownia stumps

Post by parkeey » Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:49 pm

it wont die..

chopped mine and a very young tree and takes a while to bud up after winter but they always do..

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Re: Show us your Paulownia stumps

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:27 pm

Can't see the stump on mine
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Re: Show us your Paulownia stumps

Post by Adam D » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:30 pm

^^^^

I enjoy living up here for a lot of reasons. However, growing Paulownias isn't one of them :P

Well done Dave, that is great growth :)

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Re: Show us your Paulownia stumps

Post by Mr List » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:02 pm

looks quite rhunarb-esk there dave.

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Post by Dave Brown » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:42 pm

Mr List wrote:looks quite rhunarb-esk there dave.
It's right next to the Musa bajoo clumps so gets fed like a Banana :lol:
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Re: Show us your Paulownia stumps

Post by derrick » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:04 am

I love the flowers on the big trees in spring look great

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Re: Show us your Paulownia stumps

Post by CW01 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:51 am

Can't see my stump either
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I can't believe how quickly it's growing

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Re: Show us your Paulownia stumps

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:32 am

Yes they are fast once they decide to go. Just found a pic of my stump on 16th April, and the single shoot I'd left was about 3 inches or so. It is now over 5 feet :wink:
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Re: Show us your Paulownia stumps

Post by DiCasS » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:43 am

Some good growth on these Paulownias icon_cheers

Here's a pic of the one I don't control, leaves not on the scale as the single stems, but still some impressive sized leaves. This ones great cos it gives much needed shade for other plants.
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Re: Show us your Paulownia stumps

Post by parkeey » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:52 am

were did u all buy urs from i bought mine as a tiny sapling its now baby tree...... i want a one like jack and the beanstalk a really tall big one.... like the ones everywere as thorpe park... any ideas on purchase?? do i just need to get a fat stump as could try wyveale.....

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Re: Show us your Paulownia stumps

Post by CW01 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:56 am

Mine was only tiny last year when i planted it out but they grow like wild fire so just be patient Parkeey it will soon be huge icon_thumleft

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Re: Show us your Paulownia stumps

Post by parkeey » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:06 am

4yrs on stil a baby although as big as me but want it to clear the fence lol

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Re: Show us your Paulownia stumps

Post by DiCasS » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:15 am

You keeping it as one main shoot Parkeey? If its as big as you now, it should be way past the fence before the seasons out icon_cheers

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