Had Sylvester’s for a few months and it’s about time I fertilize them but how much fertilizer should I use? There’s about 8-9 feet of clear trunk.
From my understanding, this CIDP was planted as a tiny little seedling in River Gardens, Fulham sometime around 1986-87. It has since gone on to become the biggest CIDP in London, as far as I am aware. There may well be bigger ones lurking out there in back yards, but this is the biggest known London CIDP.
The earliest photo I can find is this one, which I believe is from 1993-94...?
Back in 2000...
12 years later in 2012, showing massive trunk expansion...
March 2021 after a bad winter. It's in desperate need of a trim, which would make the trunk look a LOT bigger...
Hopefully I will get a more recent photo of it from this autumn/fall soon. Maybe an even earlier photo of it too from the late 80's, not long after being planted. A lot of the other London CIDP's will probably be about this size in the next decade or so. A couple are already close to being the same size as this one. The London skyline is certainly changing!