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
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 ?
My neighbour planted one about 15 yrs ago. It's currently about 8ft high and overall about 6-7ft in diameter
Thanks once again pansy face, all I can WHOOPS ! Have a good day !
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.
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.
I vaguely remembered it from school.