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Trees: Specimen and Specific

Betula albosinensis Fascination (1)

Above pictured Betula albosinensis Fascination.

The following trees are selections for 2 seperate projects that I am working on.  I am pictured alongside it solely to give an idea of height and below my hand to give an idea of the trees girth. Some of the trees you may gather are more expensive than others and though the smaller as of now trees will not be selected, they are shown solely to give an idea of what you can have when your budget rises or falls according.

In reality trees in landscaping took a bit of a back seat for a period of some time, as it seems we had a tendency to eliminate and remove them through the economic boom years. Of recent, it seems clients (I hate that word) are more willing to pay, not only for that instant mature effect but also for something just that little bit tastier. 

To clarify, there are but 2 of these Betula albosinensis Fascination. And I will find it virtually impossible to find one other that even looks remotely similar.

Of course the alternate to planting something quite cultured, if I might call it that, that has a slower growth rate per annum, that therefore takes longer to reach a maturity as you see pictured here – is either (a) to wait or (b) to purchase something that grows more vigorously. The latter more than usual is not something of any class and really when we take money out of the equation temporarily – we end up choosing the correct tree, for a specific space at exactly the height width and dimensions that the client requires. Which is exactly what is happening here.

Betula albosinensis Fascination (2)

Photinia fraserei Red Robin.

Photinia fraserei Red Robin

Cotoneaster Cornubia

Cotoneaster Cornubia

Carpinus betula fastigiata – size 1

Carpinus betula fastigiata (2)

Acer campestre Huiber’s Elegant

Acer campestre Huiber's Elegant

Carpinus betula fastigiata

Carpinus betula fastigiata (1)

Thoughts or Q’s [?] leave a comment below or drop me a line.

Peter Donegan:

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