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Started by TheTuNa, October 20, 2012, 10:55:55 am
Quote from: JamesT on October 21, 2012, 07:59:24 amHello Steven,Welcome, and good question. In England you likely have a good cultural understanding of the range of size possibilities of Boxwood, which is a similar plant to many of the Ilex crenata. The largest similar plant we encountered, is a 100 yr old (est.) boxwood, perhaps 18' tall, discovered in a neglected garden in eastern PA, which we layered in tree form (few branches, visible trunk). Most often the garden use for younger plants of this dense growing type is in a form called tamamono, or a half domed solid. So if you have the patience and perspective to think multi-generationally, it is possible to do as you ask. Most prefer to encounter some of the garden form in a human scale within their lifetimes. Purely a choice. James
Quote from: george in the uk on October 21, 2012, 10:38:50 amHi Steven,Definitely something bigger than 8", it will take ages to get big enough to start to shape them. if you look at my garden all the trees and shrubs where saplings when I bought them but it takes years to get big enough to look something like.George.