Moving a Paulownia Tomentosa

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Mark L
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Moving a Paulownia Tomentosa

Post by Mark L » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:12 pm

Anyone moved a fair sized one of these? Think its about 6 years old, dormant at the moment, been cut down each year to around a foot of trunk.

As its a tree I'm guessing it will have some fairly extensive roots, just wondering if it's likely to survive, obviously I will be trying to take as much rootball as possible, would be nice to have an idea of the spread of roots before I start.
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Re: Moving a Paulownia Tomentosa

Post by Springy » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:23 pm

Mark, I might be moving mine before this summer so I too will be interested in any replies you may get! icon_thumleft


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Re: Moving a Paulownia Tomentosa

Post by phatplants » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:15 pm

I moved my Paulownia last spring to give it a bit more space in a another spot. It didn't do particularly well having been moved and produced much smaller leaves and less growth, than would normally be expected. You may find it will sulk for a season, just keep well watered. :)


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Re: Moving a Paulownia Tomentosa

Post by Conifers » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:19 pm

Mark L wrote:As its a tree I'm guessing it will have some fairly extensive roots,
Hire a JCB.

It'll survive no problem, it's almost impossible to kill. The difficulty is going to be the number of suckers you get from roots left behind.


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Re: Moving a Paulownia Tomentosa

Post by bobbyd44 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:42 pm

i potted up some roots left over from one i moved last year and got a good two foot plant by the end of the year... icon_thumleft
nice one, cheers,ta!!
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Re: Moving a Paulownia Tomentosa

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:48 pm

I'll be moving mine from a wooden raised bed into the ground this spring. It's only been in there a year so I reckon I'll be able to extract it archaeology style and untangle it from the 3 Fargesia, Fire Fern and Papaver.

At least I hope so.
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Re: Moving a Paulownia Tomentosa

Post by Mark L » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:26 pm

Conifers wrote:
Mark L wrote:As its a tree I'm guessing it will have some fairly extensive roots,
Hire a JCB.

It'll survive no problem, it's almost impossible to kill. The difficulty is going to be the number of suckers you get from roots left behind.

That won't be my problem, it's in someone elses garden :lol: :lol:

Thanks for the replies, will give it a go, got nothing to lose, it's not costing me anything other than the time digging it out, was expecting it to sulk for a while, surely digging it up while dormant has got to be better, I'll stick some bone meal in the planting hole and probably stake it for a year or so until it can re-root properly
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