paulownia tomentosa

Brummie Brian

paulownia tomentosa

Post by Brummie Brian » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:13 pm

Hi

Does anyone know where I can buy the above plant from. Ive looked at a few nurseries online but all are showing out of stock. I'm after the variety with the large green leaves. Any growing info from anyone who has used it would also be much appreciated.

Thanks a million

Brian


miketropic

Re: paulownia tomentosa

Post by miketropic » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:25 pm

I need to buy one myself I have tried them from seed a few times with no results..seems everywhere in the states only sells seed..if I make it back to tennessee I will just harvest one from the wild

Brummie Brian

Re: paulownia tomentosa

Post by Brummie Brian » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:27 pm

Thanks Callum for your speedy reply

'Turn it tropical' looks a decent price at £10 so I will order one tomorrow

Thanks again

Brian

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Re: paulownia tomentosa

Post by harryc » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:41 pm

Brummie Brian wrote:Thanks Callum for your speedy reply

'Turn it tropical' looks a decent price at £10 so I will order one tomorrow

Thanks again

Brian
Just beware of their delivery prices :shock: :shock:

H

grub

Re: paulownia tomentosa

Post by grub » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:42 pm

Mike mine is grown from seed, I bought 20 on fleabay and had 20 plants. Sowed then in a 50/50 perlite and multi-p mix and stood them on a radiator, popped in a couple of weeks if I remember correctly. Keeping them alive was harder than germinating them, they seemed to need it hot...

Brummie Brian

Re: paulownia tomentosa

Post by Brummie Brian » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:15 am

Thanks

Will Do

GoggleboxUK

Re: paulownia tomentosa

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:02 am

Got mine from ebay, 4ft plant for £12.

Final year in the ground for mine as it is this time then I'm going to start stooling it.

miketropic

Re: paulownia tomentosa

Post by miketropic » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:51 am

grub wrote:Mike mine is grown from seed, I bought 20 on fleabay and had 20 plants. Sowed then in a 50/50 perlite and multi-p mix and stood them on a radiator, popped in a couple of weeks if I remember correctly. Keeping them alive was harder than germinating them, they seemed to need it hot...

I sowed a few a few months ago and they have been in the prop ever since and I never have see a thing..acually nothing out of all the seeds in there, thinking they were bad seed to start with..might rty it again off fleabay I think there like 400 seeds for 2 bucks or somthing :lol: I have to be able to get somthing to grow out of 400 seeds

multim

Re: paulownia tomentosa

Post by multim » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:22 am

I used to grow it but each year, around August, it succumbed to leaf spot and progressive browning of the leaves - it always started the year looking good then looking awful by late Summer. It appeared hardy enough with fast growth and impressive leaves, but due to the annual disease probs, it had to go.
There is one in a local garden, they knew not its name (until I told them), they named it 'The Beanstalk' as in 'Jack and the...........!
This one doesn't seem to affected by disease, perhaps better air circulation?
It can make a huge plant/tree and grows pretty fast too.

Brummie Brian

Re: paulownia tomentosa

Post by Brummie Brian » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:28 pm

Thanks Multim

As there not expensive, I will give it a go

Neil Ziemski

Re: paulownia tomentosa

Post by Neil Ziemski » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:47 am

Try Hayloft plants they have some.
Only a fiver delivery
http://www.hayloft-plants.co.uk/Paulown ... glove-Tree)-AGM/prod7258.html
Neil

charliepridham

Re: paulownia tomentosa

Post by charliepridham » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:20 pm

miketropic wrote:
grub wrote:Mike mine is grown from seed, I bought 20 on fleabay and had 20 plants. Sowed then in a 50/50 perlite and multi-p mix and stood them on a radiator, popped in a couple of weeks if I remember correctly. Keeping them alive was harder than germinating them, they seemed to need it hot...

I sowed a few a few months ago and they have been in the prop ever since and I never have see a thing..acually nothing out of all the seeds in there, thinking they were bad seed to start with..might rty it again off fleabay I think there like 400 seeds for 2 bucks or somthing :lol: I have to be able to get somthing to grow out of 400 seeds

Mike they are easy enough if you surface sow thinly and keep an eye on the small seedlings when they first germinate (they are tiny to start with) just one small slug can destroy a whole pot full!

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Re: paulownia tomentosa

Post by parkeey » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:28 pm

i cut mine to the ground, for maximum foilage , not sure it will come back after the appoling weather... but I might surprise me.. :D

miketropic

Re: paulownia tomentosa

Post by miketropic » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:56 pm

charliepridham wrote:
miketropic wrote:
grub wrote:Mike mine is grown from seed, I bought 20 on fleabay and had 20 plants. Sowed then in a 50/50 perlite and multi-p mix and stood them on a radiator, popped in a couple of weeks if I remember correctly. Keeping them alive was harder than germinating them, they seemed to need it hot...

I sowed a few a few months ago and they have been in the prop ever since and I never have see a thing..acually nothing out of all the seeds in there, thinking they were bad seed to start with..might rty it again off fleabay I think there like 400 seeds for 2 bucks or somthing :lol: I have to be able to get somthing to grow out of 400 seeds

Mike they are easy enough if you surface sow thinly and keep an eye on the small seedlings when they first germinate (they are tiny to start with) just one small slug can destroy a whole pot full!

I will try them again. do you germ at room temp or in a prop?

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