Tree feature - Free Fall

Episode: Seven
Date: 30th May 2009. 31st May in WA.
Story: Tree feature - Free Fall
Presenter: Neville Passmore

Neville visits Yarralumla Nursery and discovers a dazzling all rounder tree perfect to feature in any garden. Neighbours will be sure to turn green with envy when you plant this beauty.

Featured Plant
Free Fall ?Quercus palustris?

  • This was developed at Yarralumla Nursery in the 1960?s by Dr. Robert Bowden.
  • Free Fall is a great tree for street-scape, rural properties or as a feature tree.
  • It makes an attractive specimen tree with its pyramid shape and spreading branches.
  • This tree is fast growing and reaches a height between 10 and 20 meters.
  • Unlike the straight variety of Quercus palustris, Free Fall defoliates completely after its spectacular autumn display, leaving the braches bare in winter.
  • The Free Fall can grow in full or partial sun, and can tolerate heavy soils, damp sites, frost as well as periods of wet and dry spells.
  • It produces spectacular autumn colour of brilliant scarlet reds and has deeply lobed autumn foliage in summer.

Yarralumla Nursery has played a pivotal role in the greening of Australia?s capital, as well as in conservation of indigenous flora. Their mission is to provide high quality, competitively priced plants that meet their customer?s requirements.

Contact
Yarralumla Nursery
Banks Street
Yarralumla ACT 2600
Telephone: (02) 6207 2444
Fax: (02) 6207 2455
Website: http://www.tams.act.gov.au/live/yarralumla_nursery

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