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I planted a Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Hillier’ in May this year, and it is growing very fast! Please could anyone advise me on the best way to keep it in check. Thanks.



Oh dear - this is known as a fast growing tree, it wants to make its 14 metres as soon as it can. I think you're batting on a sticky wicket trying to restrain it frankly....

15 Jul, 2018


Thanks for such a prompt reply, Bamboo. I thought I was buying a medium size tree, but will look again at the website I used (Ornamental Trees I think).

15 Jul, 2018


Yes, the website calls it a “small” tree: 6 metres in 20 years! Hope they’ve sent the right one . . .

15 Jul, 2018


Bluebell nursery says 8m... but at least this one is not so fast as Robinia Frisia...

15 Jul, 2018


Many thanks Bamboo.

15 Jul, 2018

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