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Posted: Jan/06/2006 10:53 AM PST
Does anyone know anything about propagating Great Wall Bushes?
Any info at all about them would help. I have tried to do Internet searches about them but all I get is info on President Bush visiting China!
I am really worried about my bushes, I am almost positive I will need to take some clippings from the big bushes to replace some of the wimpy ones. This is their first winter. Some are over 5 feet some are barely a foot and a half.
Posted: Jan/06/2006 2:24 PM PST
Is there another name for them maybe ?
Posted: Jan/06/2006 2:56 PM PST
Originally posted by Spider_LilyIs there another name for them maybe ?
That is what I am starting to think. Later today I will drag my lazy bones up and take a picture of what is left of the great wall bushes and we can play rename the bush. What I can tell you now is they are supposed to grow up to twelve feet high, the good ones grew 4 feet between spring and late fall of the first year, they are supposed to be hardy, nearly impossible to kill.
and the bushes have lost most of their leaves. And they suggested heavy pruning every time you fertilize. No flowers. Leaves are normal, so it isn't a pine or anything like that. The company I bought them for no longer sells that type bush.
Posted: Jan/06/2006 3:52 PM PST
might look under search for tall shrubs there are some there might find it
Posted: Jan/06/2006 10:17 PM PST
Here is a picture of the leaves on the Bush in question.
Posted: Jan/09/2006 8:08 PM PST
huh i just don,t know its not a popular tree is it
Posted: Jan/10/2006 4:22 AM PST
I found it! I didn't know they were going have flowers, I also thought that the yellow meant I had added to fresh of fertilizer. A big thank you to everyone that helped. Now if I can only figure out how best to make more of these bushes.
Chinese elm; Lace bark elm
Growth Rate: Moderate to rapid
Site Requirements: Sun; moist, well drained soil but tolerates poor soil
Texture: Medium to fine
Form: Rounded top; pendulous branches
Height: 40 to 50'
Width: 40 to 50'
Leaf: .7 to 2.5" alternate, simple leaves; yellowish to reddish purple fall color
Flower/Fruit: Not showy
Comments: Bark sheds leaving irregular spots of orange, gray, green, brown; tough durable tree; easy to transplant; good street tree; resistant to Dutch elm disease and air pollution; great variability among seedlings
Posted: Jan/10/2006 4:25 AM PST
Thank you Ron for helping me identify my Chinese elm!