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Had to capture these gorgeous Autumn Reds before the leaves fall...



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That's a rich colour .. :o)

11 Nov, 2011

 

Isn't it gorgeous...will all be gone in a week...I suspect Terra...x

11 Nov, 2011

 

How lovely against the sky Crissue....

11 Nov, 2011

 

Always stunning in autumn!

11 Nov, 2011

 

That is a beautiful colour

11 Nov, 2011

 

I have a question Crissue. I really would like one of these but I have been a bit put off by reading that they produce suckers and have to be kept under control. Have you found this to be true?

11 Nov, 2011

 

They do sucker Frybo. I had one, mine would throw up suckers into my gravel bed which was not a problem, just chop them off and pull them up. but if you have a lawn it needs thinking about. I love them but they can be a bit of bother.

11 Nov, 2011

 

They do produce suckers,F,but so do Clerodendrons .They are both lovely and well worth growing.

11 Nov, 2011

 

Gorgeous, lovely red lit up by the sun, great pic.
Frybo, they do sucker, but the trick is not to prune them hard - if you do, the sucker production increases dramatically.

11 Nov, 2011

 

They do Frybo...we don't prune our two..What I find worse is the seed heads, as soon as they drop, I get rid of them in the rubbish...otherwise millions of babies...you can get them out just the same way as you would any other weed...:))

Love the Avatar Bloomer lol...

Hi J...x

11 Nov, 2011

 

Hi Sue! Just come in from heavy gardening!!

11 Nov, 2011

 

Have you had good weather then, we've had a brilliant day here... have answered your pm...
Going to update the Buying on Line Blog...

11 Nov, 2011

 

This is lovely....bought a little one earlier in the year. It doesn't look very healthy!
The leaved didn't turn...they just fell!! Have scraped the bark and still green so have my fingers crossed.

11 Nov, 2011

 

It will be fine Scottish, settling in. It looks good bare anyway.

11 Nov, 2011

 

Cheers P x

11 Nov, 2011

 

I agree :))

11 Nov, 2011

 

Fantastic colour ... I will get round to answering your PM, Sue ... it's been a busy week (again!) ... :o)

11 Nov, 2011

 

Shame the colours don't last long enough :(( still I appreciate, the little time they look so good...
Don't worry I fully understand x

11 Nov, 2011

 

What a colour......beautiful.

11 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks DD....The older one in the front Garden didn't shine anywhere near as much as this young one...love it

11 Nov, 2011

 

It looks lovely even if it is only this colour for a short time. :o))

11 Nov, 2011

 

That's true....short but sweet...:)))

11 Nov, 2011

 

Yes but it is well worth it, mine is the same or should I say was, here today gone tomorrow. lol. amazing while they last though. I find them invasive if you chop them back a lot, but eh ho keep cutting the suckers off and you get an amazing display to make up for your hard work controlling them. Certainly is an amazing colour Crissue.

12 Nov, 2011

 

Totally agree there B...I know they can be a bit of a pain lol...but I do like them...:)))

12 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks to all who answered my query about this plant - the jury is still out - have to decide if I want it enough to not mind spending time keeping it under control. Ooh decisions, decisions.

13 Nov, 2011

 

It has lovely velvety antlers all winter that you just want to stroke, then in spring you see the fat leaf buds bulging. then they send out this frond that is bright and as beautiful as any palm. Then in summer the flowers appear, at first they are not that much....but they grow and remind me of those feather plumes that dress horses wear on their heads. Autumn arrives and the tree sets it's self on fire...as above.

The seeds are what the Japanese used to make their beautiful lacquer work.

13 Nov, 2011

 

The seeds are what the Japanese used to make their beautiful lacquer work
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I didn't know that, but I'm not supprised

We inherited a big one when we moved here, but we brought with us the one above which we had in a pot as a youngster, and grew as a standard....and it snapped in strong winds, so its a shorter, but still a standard...I don't regret it Frybo...just choose carefully where you plant it..
Don't buy one... goodness, I get enough young ones come up around my big tree....I can replant one easily enough for next year, and they grow fairly fast too...

13 Nov, 2011

 

ps meant to say the leaves have dropped :(((

13 Nov, 2011

 

Crissue, would you say it grew well in a pot...and was happy ?

13 Nov, 2011

 

For the time it was in the Pot yes, it was a huge Pot too, but we knew we were moving from our other house, and we took a chance with a young self seeded one...I don't know to be honest how it would have fared, I don't see why not...I'll try anything once....:)))

13 Nov, 2011

 

My sis in law had one and it ruined the lawn! She put in a pot and every now and again trimmed the roots. Lasted about 5 years before she got fed up with doing it.
But yes the colour is stunning Crissue, lovely picture.

14 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks Tetra :)))

14 Nov, 2011

amy
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It's a shame they can't stay that gorgeous colour until the spring :o)

14 Nov, 2011

 

Now wouldn't that be nice...:)))

14 Nov, 2011

 

But that's why they go furry...to compensate.

14 Nov, 2011

 

I know Pimpernel, but they end up dry and hard after, but we get the enjoyment still. :))))

15 Nov, 2011



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