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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:50 pm 
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I am looking to put in a new feature tree. I have seen a little about this tree, but have not been able to find one in real life, nor someone who knows much about them.

They are a Chinese tree, supposedly planted when a baby girl is born, then chopped down when she is to be married, with the wood used to make furniture for the newly married couple.

Does anyone on BYP have one or know someone who does? Are they tollerant of temperate conditions?

Are they animal friendly?

Are they as nice as my mind is thinking they are?

I don't want a tree that I have to tend to for months on end, but don't mind cleaning up fallen leaves etc.

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You have solved a mystery for me, every thursday I pass this particular tree and at this time of the year it is in flower. And every year I think, I must find out the name of it, I've even had a couple of unsuccessful looks. I google your princess tree and mystery solved :) I don't know how it would go down your way, but it's a lovely looking tree, especially in bloom.

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Try Byrneside Nursery
Midland Highway - (3617) Byrneside VIC Shepparton Area - phone: 03 58548237
Think it is still operating

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 Post subject: Re: Princess Trees
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:30 am 
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Apparently it is very invasive and a weed in the USA:

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/in ... s_tree.htm

Shoots from seed and roots and grows 'up to 15 feet in one season' from shoots
Why not try something else?

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 Post subject: Re: Princess Trees
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:40 am 
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Its always so tempting to want the showy trees. I'm the queen of trying the ones that are not completely suited to the area. Crepe Myrtles, such a wonderful tree, comes in heaps of colours and shapes. The trunk is beautiful in winter and colour in summer and leaves show autumn colour, and a native.
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=cre ... 59C89A11A1
Golden Robina's (may sucker though)
There's are few other feature trees, but generally the more prettier they are the less hardy they tend to be or short lived. Also the quicker growing ones are the first to die too. Just my opinion.

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Its a Paulownia ... they are very fast growing. The Paulownias were the basis of a managed investment scheme that went best 15 or 20 years ago. So you see some forestry plots of them about the place from time to time. The timber is not good for much apparently.


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