I would like to plant an ornamental cherry tree in the middle of my
garden -- problem is, it gets rather windy and I read that wind will
cause the petals of the flowers to simply wash away..
I would really like some advise on how to stop the wind from coming
through, or if, in fact, the plant will be able to tolerate windy
I'm in Zone 3 though in summer it gets really hot and dry .. With
weeks without rain.. And in winter we get considerable frosts in the
(Melbourne, Australia, to be specific)..
Thanks for your help,
Perhaps a micro climate adjustment could work. If your wind comes
from a certain direction why not consider a sculpture to deflect it.
A simple wall with a mirror built in can infer infinity. Use your
ps "petals of the flowers to simply wash away" as does all life. Tis
why we like real flowers and destain fake. Holding on to petals
inhibits next years petals. Waxing.
The county where I live (Ventura) has extensive citrus orchards (mostly
lemons). The growers plant Eucalyptus globulus (blue gum) close
together in a single row as a windbreak. On a smaller scale, you might
try a row of Cupressus sempervirens (Italian cypress).
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean
Around the homesteads in the northern prairies of the US, the fast
growing poplar is (pardon the pun) popUlar for just that purpose.
For smaller areas, the Russian Olive seems to form a quick, tall hedge
I have not done either of these, only seen it done.
cheers and g'day
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