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5 minutes ago, sandspider said:

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A smidge over 4 years growth!

 

That is seriously impressive. The fastest growing of the eucs we've planted so far are on a site near Chard. They are 16 months old and the tallest in the block was 4.2m as of last Tuesday. It's growing 2.3cm a day though at the moment (it was measured at 3.8m 17 days previously). It's actually a denticulata, but the majority of the block is nitens, with many of them 3m plus. 70mm thick stems 500mm above the ground too.

 

What is the height of your tree and do you have any photos of the full tree?

 

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That's also impressive growth, and a bit surprising- as nitens have grown a lot less well for me. Maybe 1/3 the height of Neglecta, and 1/10th the diameter, though the nitens have taken off a bit this year.

I'd guess my Neglecta is about 20-25 foot high? pic of whole tree hopefully below. (Nitens at front right)

 

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Just shy of 3yrs ago I planted some hybrid willow whips, they were kinda swamped by weeds, thistles and the like in the first year, but I'm really impressed by the growth they're put on this summer.

 

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On 14/10/2021 at 23:26, scbk said:

Just shy of 3yrs ago I planted some hybrid willow whips, they were kinda swamped by weeds, thistles and the like in the first year, but I'm really impressed by the growth they're put on this summer.

 

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You'll probably find that splits at the fork - it's one of the ways they propagate (the fallen branch touches the ground and takes root) but mine will, in a good year, put on about 12 feet of growth. The pieces are broomhandle thickness and great for firepits or outdoor cooking (once dry)

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