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RE: Chitalpa x tashkentensis

Subject: RE: Chitalpa x tashkentensis
From: Philip Wilson
Date: May 21 2020 12:28:51
Jerry, I notice from your OSU link that, presumably in the US:

'Clone no. 1 of the cross was named ‘Pink Dawn’, it is the most commonly sold 
selection.  ‘Morning Cloud’ (Clone No. 2) is also available; it has pale pink 
to white flowers, is more upright, and grows larger than ‘Pink Dawn’'

Bearing in mind that Catalpa is a big tree (I notice also two subspecies and 
various cultivars of Chilopsis), and that tree breeding in Tashkent was no 
doubt for Uzbek conditions, perhaps there's scope for breeding our own 
cultivars - if that hasn't been done yet.
Philip
  

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[mailto:uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info] On Behalf Of Jerry Ross
Sent: 21 May 2020 12:59
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: Chitalpa x tashkentensis

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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<uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> On Behalf Of Brewster, Ian
Sent: 21 May 2020 11:25
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
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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