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Q.How to control the size of jacquemontii tree

Zone Retford | Anonymous added on August 19, 2020 | Answered

I have a small garden which I am looking to give some height to by planting a tree type suitable for small spaces. A Jacquemontii looks the tree type. Can I maintain the tree size so it doesn’t become too large for the area. Possibly a max height of 5 meters.

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Answered on August 20, 2020

My research says that these grow from 30-50+ feet (9-15+ m) high at maturity. Our experts say that removing more than 25 percent of the canopy of a tree at one time weakens it and may be fatal. Never top a tree. So, I'm wondering if this is really the type of tree you want in a smallish space.

Here is a general article about pruning birch trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/birch/cutting-back-birch-trees.htm


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