Quickfire Size in Heavier Soils

whaas_5a(5A SE WI)January 23, 2010

Anyone have experience growing Quickfire in a heavier soil?

I have several and love them. I planted them as if they'll attain 5' x 5'...they are about 2'x2' after 2 seasons.

Now that I'm looking to plant Arbs in the vicinity I need to be more concerned about spacing.

As I read on, I see size listing anywhere from 4-10' tall and 3-10' wide.

Why such a crazy range? Even the nurseries I talk to say just plan on something in the middle yet no one can commit to a size for our area.

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mycitygarden

Hi, Whaas!
I have my quickfire in amended clay soil and have had it for 4 years now. It's in 2 hours of direct noon day sun & puts out 1 or 2 longer branches (by about a foot) each year, which the plant seems to "grow into" the next year. So...I'm expecting it to get to 8 '. It's about 4' tall by 6' wide now as it is under probably less than optimal conditions. Helpful?

MCG

    Bookmark   January 24, 2010 at 8:26AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Intersting its that much wider than tall. I would be so pleased if they get 6' X 6' or bigger.

Both my areas are slightly amended. One group is on a slight slope, they get about 8 hours of sun.

The other group is planted on a very flat area. They get about 10 hours of sun.

I pruned the dried/dead flower heads to the next bud in late spring (right as the buds where swelling).

They all grew about 6".

    Bookmark   January 24, 2010 at 7:29PM
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