Paulownia tomentosa

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Re: Paulownia tomentosa

Post by Leigh » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:40 pm

parkeey wrote:so are these really hard to get to flower,i seen one for sale a large maybe 30litre one with buds on, looks well estalished? just wonder if the buds would make it throught the winter..... :?:
I keep mine in a pot as a small tree (a bit neglected really ) and get a few flowers from it most years (usually just as we get a bit of wind to blow them off ) as others have said a bad frost will probably kill the buds
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Re: Paulownia tomentosa

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:45 pm

parkeey wrote:so are these really hard to get to flower,i seen one for sale a large maybe 30litre one with buds on, looks well estalished? just wonder if the buds would make it throught the winter..... :?:
I thought the buds formed in early spring, but might be wrong as mine don't form buds.
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Re: Paulownia tomentosa

Post by parkeey » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:08 pm

mine already has buds like this,on top of the branches.
there is hope, but all depends on the weather!
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Re: Paulownia tomentosa

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:04 pm

This year is my first time growing paulownia's . Started from seed in January, i have two planted out that are now approximately 4ft high and two in the greenhouse in pots for insurance...

one of the planted out paulownia ..............

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Re: Paulownia tomentosa

Post by GREVILLE » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:59 pm

Bit late to put this pic up but this was the Paulownia from an upstairs window flowering last May

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If I pollarded every year I wouldn't get this view.

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Re: Paulownia tomentosa

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:51 am

Mine will be cut back in the next week or so. as the leaves go crispy from the ground upward and have been removed to about half way up already. The top gets smashed by gales, so altogether they look very tatty from now on.
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