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Old 10-02-2017, 09:17 AM
 
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they generally naturally spread out as they get older without much help---my paulownia fortunei tree is about 18 years old: 25-30' tall and with roughly equal spread combined with the large leaves it is a dense shade producer when it has all it's leaves (late May-early June here---potentially earlier in areas with hotter springs). p. tomentosa (your tree) may get taller but should also develop a rounded spreading crown but possibly on a taller lower trunk----sometimes with "help" from nature as the tree has brittle branches that can be easily broken in high winds during the summer when it has all those big leaves to act as "sails" and wind collectors. any breakage is quickly replaced by vigorous new growth which essentially has the same effect as pruning to create ever denser foliage. limb break wind break during the summer is rare here since weather is normally very calm and the potentially very strong late fall/early winter winds here work on basically bare branches. that said it can and will drop a few of those large leaves at any time of year it has leaves and then a big dump of leaves in late fall (they decompose VERY rapidly here---within a month basically nothing remains).

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Old 10-07-2017, 06:24 AM
 
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Tree is still living. Just not doing anything at this time.
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Old 10-07-2017, 03:30 PM
 
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[quote=LKJ1988;49749275]Tree is still living. Just not doing anything at this time.[/quote


which is much better than "still dying" LOL. IMHO, best to just wait and see what happens. again, even under most "normal" conditions the tree would lose it's leaves for the winter and you would still be left with a bare naked "stick" branched or otherwise for several months. it's not unlikely that your soil, moisture, and other climatic conditions are significantly different than what it normally grows in and the tree is (possibly) trying to adapt to those stresses by going deciduous and entering dormancy earlier than normal---maybe, maybe not?????


have patience and good luck.
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:20 PM
 
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Tree is still living. Just not doing anything at this time.[/quote


which is much better than "still dying" LOL. IMHO, best to just wait and see what happens. again, even under most "normal" conditions the tree would lose it's leaves for the winter and you would still be left with a bare naked "stick" branched or otherwise for several months. it's not unlikely that your soil, moisture, and other climatic conditions are significantly different than what it normally grows in and the tree is (possibly) trying to adapt to those stresses by going deciduous and entering dormancy earlier than normal---maybe, maybe not?????


have patience and good luck.
I can pull on the limbs and they are fine. Not dry at all. I figure by March we will know for sure.
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:16 PM
 
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I can pull on the limbs and they are fine. Not dry at all. I figure by March we will know for sure.

sounds good. hopefully good things will happen next spring.
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Old 10-20-2017, 05:53 PM
 
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Tree is still green and alive.
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:05 AM
 
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good. my tree is starting to loose it's leaves because of the high winds we normally have around Oct. and Nov. depending on how much wind all the leaves will probably be gone by around the middle of next month and likely all the big leaves will be completely decomposed by the new year.
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:04 PM
 
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good. my tree is starting to loose it's leaves because of the high winds we normally have around Oct. and Nov. depending on how much wind all the leaves will probably be gone by around the middle of next month and likely all the big leaves will be completely decomposed by the new year.
Where do you live?
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Old 10-21-2017, 01:32 PM
 
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Bandon Oregon (just like my city data "name" says LOL) on the southern Oregon coast in USDA zone 9 nominally but certainly a different kind of zone 9 from one in Florida. here summers are very dry but rather cool and winters generally very wet but relatively mild (call it a "maritime Mediterranean" type climate). go inland a few miles away from direct coastal influence and the summers can get significantly warmer but still essentially rainless in the period mid June through mid Sept. or later while winters are usually cooler (USDA 8 or 7 ) but still relatively wet. this is rather different from most of Florida which has generally wet hot summers and dry mild winters.


here mid fall (Oct-November) can be quite blustery with occasional near hurricane force winds that are good in stripping foliage from trees with large leaves like a paulownia.
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Old 10-21-2017, 01:49 PM
 
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Bandon Oregon (just like my city data "name" says LOL) on the southern Oregon coast in USDA zone 9 nominally but certainly a different kind of zone 9 from one in Florida. here summers are very dry but rather cool and winters generally very wet but relatively mild (call it a "maritime Mediterranean" type climate). go inland a few miles away from direct coastal influence and the summers can get significantly warmer but still essentially rainless in the period mid June through mid Sept. or later while winters are usually cooler (USDA 8 or 7 ) but still relatively wet. this is rather different from most of Florida which has generally wet hot summers and dry mild winters.


here mid fall (Oct-November) can be quite blustery with occasional near hurricane force winds that are good in stripping foliage from trees with large leaves like a paulownia.
Anymore it is just hot year round and little rain and then get 20 to 30" in a few weeks time like the last 3 years. We never get much wind here unless a very rare hurricane comes near and maybe 35 knts blows in the winter that are also very rare as we just don't have winters anymore. Still no cool weather for us and 90's almost every day this month.
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