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A slow-growing and long-lived tree in the wild, it is a very ornamental plant but seems to be short-lived in Britain. Growing better in the cooler and rainier parts of Britain, it is at its best in the Perthshire valleys of Scotland, though it will probably also do well in the drier areas of the country if given a sheltered position and a moist soil. The rate of growth in Britain is not exceptional, an increment of 30 cm per annum is about the best recorded. Growth in girth, at least for the first 50 years is more rapid. This species produces prolific crops of seeds from about the age of 25 years. Heavy crops are produced every 2 - 3 years, alternating with years of low seed production. Trees should be planted into their permanent positions when they are quite small, between 30 and 90cm in height. Larger trees will check badly and hardly put on any growth for several years. This also badly affects root development and wind resistance. Plants are strongly outbreeding, self-fertilized seed usually grows poorly. They hybridize freely with other members of this genus.Trees are susceptible to damage by aphis. The branches are subject to wind breakage.
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