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Arbutus enedo

i planted a arbutus enedo three years ago in my small garden, have I made a gigantic mistake ?

Last edited: 13 May 2017 16:08:15

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544

    IT DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH TREE YOU WERE HOPING FOR.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • thank you pansy face I really wanted to know if it's too much tree for a small. Garden, Ineglected to enquirer about its full potential size ?

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544

    I ONCE VISITED A FRIEND WHO WAS LIVING IN SCOTLAND. HER GARDEN WAS A COURTYARD. THE WHOLE COURTYARD WAS OCCUPIED BY A STRAWBERRY TREE. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.

    HERE IS A PHOTO OF A VERY MATURE SPECIMEN (YEARS AND YEARS TO WAIT UNTIL YOURS IS LIKE THIS).

    image

    IF ONE MAGNIFICENT PLANT IS WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE THEN YOU WILL ENJOY YOUR ARBUTUS.

    IF, ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU WANTED FLOWER BEDS AND DECK CHAIRS AND SUNSHINE ALL DAY THEN MAYBE NOT.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,049

    My neighbour planted one about 15 yrs ago. It's currently about 8ft high and overall about 6-7ft in diameter

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Thanks once again pansy face, all I can WHOOPS ! Have a good day  !

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,676

    Depends on how long you intend to live there. I don't regard these trees as super-fast growing. There is nothing wrong with lopping parts off to shape them. I actually grow one in a pot and it's very sickly and definitely not thriving. As far as I see it, this is not a plant that runs riot. Any tree planted is well deserved. 

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,294

    My love's an arbutus By the borders of Lene

    So slender and shapely In her girdle of green.

    And I measure the pleasure Of her eye's sapphire sheen

    By the blue skies that sparkle Through the soft branching screen.

    But though ruddy the berry And snowy the flower

    That brighten together The arbutus bower,

    Perfuming and blooming Through sunshine and shower,

    Give me her bright lips And her laugh's pearly dower.

    Alas! fruit and blossom Shall [scatter]2 the lea,

    And Time's jealous fingers Dim your young charms, Machree.

    But unranging, unchanging, You'll still cling to me,

    Like the evergreen leaf To the arbutus tree.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544

    OOOH, THANK YOU FOR THAT LOVELY POEM, B3.

    I HAD NEVER HEARD OF IT BEFORE.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,294

    image I vaguely remembered it from school.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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