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Post  Tom Simonyi on Wed May 02, 2012 6:03 pm

Please see attached....this tree should be arriving during he next week or so...no plans for it this year, with the exception of wiring it out a bit...sorry, I do not know the cultivar.
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Post  Tom Simonyi on Wed May 02, 2012 6:04 pm

A second view...

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Wed May 02, 2012 6:05 pm

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Wed May 02, 2012 6:07 pm

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Wed May 02, 2012 6:08 pm

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Wed May 02, 2012 6:14 pm

Forgot the dimensions....The height from the soil line 1s 17 inches, At the first branch, the trunk diameter is 1.25 inches. The base measures 3 inches. Root spread is 5 inches.
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Recently acquired myrtle

Post  moyogijohn on Wed May 02, 2012 11:01 pm

TOM,, Your new tree looks like it is good bonsai material... the lower trunk and the root spread is really nice.. do you plan to leave the middle trunks between the two bigger ones ???? up date when you wire please... take care john

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Thu May 03, 2012 12:36 pm

Thanks, John...I will update later....regarding the trunks you mention, I am not sure yet....will assess it as I proceed. Thanks.

Best regards,
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Post  Hawk1964 on Fri May 04, 2012 4:17 am

Nice, good tree for Bonsai. Please update as you go.

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Mon May 21, 2012 1:53 pm

Here is an update after some minor initial styling....I am looking forward to growing it out this year (hopefully to see some blooms later in the summer) and then repotting next year....in that regard, I would appreciate any guidance on how much I will be able to mess with the roots and when would be the best time. I am in Zone 6....Thanks.
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Post  Tom Simonyi on Mon May 21, 2012 1:54 pm

A close up of the basal area of the trunk.

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Post  Sam Ogranaja on Mon May 21, 2012 4:49 pm

Tom Simonyi wrote:A close up of the basal area of the trunk.

Fantastic base. This will be a great tree with a little bit of work. Do the leaves reduce on Crape Myrtles? I've also heard of grafting dwarf crape myrtle on standard trees. The guy at Orlando Bonsai has done this, I wonder if anyone else has as well.

Keep us posted. I'll be curious of this trees development.
Have a great week!!!
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Post  Tom Simonyi on Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:23 pm

The latest installment...probably the last for this year (unless it flowers later this summer)....I would welcome ideas for pot suggestions next year.
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Post  bucknbonsai on Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:27 pm

Yeah, ive seen that orlando bonsai guy do it but I have never seen the results of it over time, have you?

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:04 pm

After a couple of months of growth in its new home in Zone 6....I am thinking it will not flower this year as it is late in the season (mid-August now); however, I am sure enjoying the foliage coloration. Looking forward to potting it up next spring.
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Post  MikeG on Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:00 pm

Love the root spread and uro. I would personally like to see the tree shortened a bit and more branches further down on the trunk, but thats just my opinion. Keep the updates coming.

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:03 pm

Thanks for your input, I appreciate it. I personally like the way this tree is developing at this point,,,very reminiscent of the way they grow naturally in the southern states.

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:52 pm

Jim....any advice on how to coax this guy into bloom? Thanks!

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