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Tilia cordata (?) 1 year 4 months ago #31530

This is yet another tree that I received from the old lady, the same one who gave me the crabapple. I think this was 2 years ago.
Never posted it, I think. It is not really a good tree. It seems it hasn't been maintained for a longer period. The branches are leggy. The trunk base is reasonable, but higher up it gets very straight and has no tapering. The roots are no good. That first branch, the ramification.. difficult tree. Still not sure what to do with it, other than let it grow and hope for backbudding (which hasn't happened yet, so far).

Posting it now, as - who knows what the future may bring - I may use this to show the progression. If any...

Still happy with it and taking good care of it. Quite soon I'll send my yearly update, with pictures of all 4 trees I got, to the daughter of the old lady.

By the way, could someone confirm this is a Tilia Cordata? I'm not sure.


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Tilia cordata (?) 1 year 4 months ago #31533

It looks like a tilia cordata to me , could you not defoliate it to see if you get any backbudding ?
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Tilia cordata (?) 1 year 4 months ago #31534

Enaisio wrote: It looks like a tilia cordata to me , could you not defoliate it to see if you get any backbudding ?


I think that would give me backbudding there where I don't want it: there were the leaves were. I need it close to the trunk.
For that, I will have to shorten the branches. First, it needs to get stronger. It has more leaves than last year, so it seems to be going in the right direction.
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Tilia cordata (?) 1 year 4 months ago #31538

Chuck is in a big pot. Let it grow. In winter trim the leggy branches back to stubs and you will get loads of buds in spring. I have a dozen or so in growbeds. Thos i trim each winter and i get buds to within cm of the roots.
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Tilia cordata (?) 1 year 4 months ago #31543

leatherback wrote: Chuck is in a big pot. Let it grow.


Hm. That sounds awfully familiar.
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Tilia cordata (?) 1 year 4 months ago #31544

Auk wrote:

leatherback wrote: Chuck is in a big pot. Let it grow.


Hm. That sounds awfully familiar.


How does it feel?

Main reason would be to power it up for next spring after cut back though.
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Tilia cordata (?) 1 year 4 months ago #31545

leatherback wrote:

Auk wrote:

leatherback wrote: Chuck is in a big pot. Let it grow.


Hm. That sounds awfully familiar.


How does it feel?


OK. It makes sense.

Main reason would be to power it up for next spring after cut back though.


Compared with last year, it has powered up nicely already. I'll leave it in this pot for now. The roots have enough room in it. Maybe next year.
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Tilia cordata (?) 1 year 4 months ago #31547

Auk wrote:

leatherback wrote:

Auk wrote:

leatherback wrote: Chuck is in a big pot. Let it grow.


Hm. That sounds awfully familiar.


How does it feel?


OK. It makes sense.
Hahahaha lol

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