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Re: Chitalpa x tashkentensis

Subject: Re: Chitalpa x tashkentensis
From: Jerry Ross
Date: May 21 2020 11:58:57
Same here - ours is a bit younger and about the same (3m) high, but multi-stemmed and distinctly more shrub- than tree-like. However Barchams seem to be able to train them up: https://www.barcham.co.uk/products/chitalpa-summer-bells/ - And they do well in the States (see attached - from Oregon https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/chitalpa-tashkentensis-pink-dawn ) Barchams say it's "hardy to the UK climate and best planted with a sheltered aspect, in full sun", although ours has tended to be knocked back by late frosts.



On 21/05/2020 11:39, Topher Martyn wrote:
I've got one here, which is about 10 years old, and only about 3m high.

For me its more bushy/shrubby than upright.

Topher

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Subject: Chitalpa x tashkentensis

There is a consideration to plant a varied mix other than typical ornamental Rosaceae 
varieties to try and build resilience within our exiting Highway tree stock. The 
‘Desert Willow’ is being considered and wondered if anyone had experience of 
it, for example will it reach heights to accommodate the average vehicle size and tolerant 
of urban life/environment, as a street tree?
There is a consideration to plant a varied mix other than typical ornamental Rosaceae 
varieties to try and build resilience within our exiting Highway tree stock. The 
‘Desert Willow’ is being considered and wondered if anyone had experience of 
it, for example will it reach heights to accommodate the average vehicle size and tolerant 
of urban life/environment, as a street tree?
NPS


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