Is this Radermachera sinica (China Doll)?

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Is this Radermachera sinica (China Doll)?

Postby heli » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:41 pm

I have a tree in the back yard near the fence. I suspect it is damaging my path as that part of the path looks raised a bit.

I have cut the main stem, leaving behind a 27cm-diameter stump, but a lot of new thin stems shoot up from the stump. There are also two 6cm diameter stems that were not cut, and now they are about 6 metres tall.

These are the new shoots from the stump, behind these shoots are the stump:
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The two stems that grow to 6 metres tall:
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The bark and leaves:
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The roots:
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A closer look at the leaves:
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Re: Is this Radermachera sinica (China Doll)?

Postby chocolate » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:39 pm

Your plant is ... pandorea ricasoliana,I have one and yes it is a very tough plant.I have cut it down to the ground several times but it just comes up laughing,the flower is rather nice though.
Mine is not in a position to do any damage so I cant help you there,I am sure someone will come along and tell you.
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Re: Is this Radermachera sinica (China Doll)?

Postby bubba louie » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:30 pm

chocolate wrote:Your plant is ... pandorea ricasoliana,I have one and yes it is a very tough plant.I have cut it down to the ground several times but it just comes up laughing,the flower is rather nice though.
Mine is not in a position to do any damage so I cant help you there,I am sure someone will come along and tell you.



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Re: Is this Radermachera sinica (China Doll)?

Postby chocolate » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:38 am

Yes pandorea ricasoliana is sold as a climber but when it is continually cut down to the ground it comes up like a fountain and fast.
This is mine this morning, it clambers rather than climbs.
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Re: Is this Radermachera sinica (China Doll)?

Postby heli » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:30 am

Thanks, guys, I do not remember my tree flowered like that. I guess it is China Doll. I'll wait to see it flower and then will know for sure.
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Re: Is this Radermachera sinica (China Doll)?

Postby tam » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:48 pm

It is a China Doll. We cut one out of our back garden that was causing problems.
A couple of the roots were as big as the trunk and many others were 10cm thick. We poisoned it a couple of times and it didn't make any difference, just sent out new shoots.
Hubby dug down below soil level and we ended up getting a stump grinder to get rid of it.
Where it is, it will lift your pavers and probably buckle your fence.
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Re: Is this Radermachera sinica (China Doll)?

Postby heli » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:43 pm

tam wrote:It is a China Doll. We cut one out of our back garden that was causing problems.
A couple of the roots were as big as the trunk and many others were 10cm thick. We poisoned it a couple of times and it didn't make any difference, just sent out new shoots.
Hubby dug down below soil level and we ended up getting a stump grinder to get rid of it.
Where it is, it will lift your pavers and probably buckle your fence.

Thanks, that's decided then, I will cut it all down and try poison first.
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Re: Is this Radermachera sinica (China Doll)?

Postby tam » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:26 pm

The wood is not hard to cut. I would have a dig under the all roots that you can find and using an axe cut through them.
Mine had broms growing on the trunk so we had a stump of around a mtr long that we placed under the trees near the dam. It put out shoots for around 4 mths. We actually tipped the trunk to make sure it wasn't taking root again. lol
The flowers are a white trumpet followed by a long bean that has about a thousand seed in it and spreads and grows anywhere. :(
I still find them coming up after a couple of years.
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