paulownia trees, etc.
mjakubal at asis.com
Wed Apr 12 11:56:39 EDT 2000
>>They produce ungodly numbers of seeds which are widely
>>dispersed. This is why they're impossible to control.
> In fact, they were
>talking about cloning in order to reproduce them faster.
All of the companies that I've seen that sell Paulownias sell clones. If
they're not self-fertile, planting clones would obviate the invasiveness
potential. Anyone know about this? A search of "Paulownia" will turn up
several companies selling them on the net. They'd probably know. My only
experience with them is at the Real Goods demonstration center/store in
Hopland, CA. (Worth a stop just to lay on the floating dock and throw bugs
to the fish in the pond on a hot day.) I haven't noticed little Paulownias
coming up everywhere--but maybe they are diligently pulling out millions of
them every season so no one knows what's really going on!
Mikal--who's probably going to plant 6 or 8 of them to provide immediate
shade for hazelnuts and gooseberries which only grow here in heavy shade.
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