Ficus work 5/30/2012

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Ficus work 5/30/2012

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed May 30, 2012 3:50 pm

Repotting
The starting point

Pruned and rootball reduced. More work needed on pruning and wiring, this is not the front.

I tried this square pot but didn't like it, not a fan of square anyway. In the photo it looks better.

This is a temporary home. This pot has a high middle section in the bottom. I plan to look for a better pot and put this thing on the club raffle table. But, I think the size, shape, and etc. work. I would like to get the main trunk more vertical rather than slanted, but the pot bottom makes that difficult.

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Re: Ficus work 5/30/2012

Post  Jerry Meislik on Wed May 30, 2012 8:29 pm

Billy,
How about taking off your main trunk?
Not able to post a very rough virtual.
Jerry

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Re: Ficus work 5/30/2012

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed May 30, 2012 8:33 pm

Jerry Meislik wrote:Billy,
How about taking off your main trunk?
Not able to post a veru rough virtual.
Jerry

Nope, as I mentioned I want to repot soon in a better pot where I can get the main trunk vertical, I think that will make a difference.

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Re: Ficus work 5/30/2012

Post  Sakaki on Wed May 30, 2012 8:41 pm

Hi Billy,

I like your tree & honestly I like it in this position also.
Why you want to position it more vertical?
Its trunk is already straight, so I am not sure. I like it in this position (echo echo echooo) Smile

Taner

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Post  moyogijohn on Thu May 31, 2012 12:12 am

BILLY,,I Like the tree and the work you did... If i may ask what will the price be on a ficus like that ?? don,t find anything like it up here.. maybe the pot is not deep enough for the root system ??? looks good john

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Re: Ficus work 5/30/2012

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu May 31, 2012 12:41 am

moyogijohn wrote:BILLY,,I Like the tree and the work you did... If i may ask what will the price be on a ficus like that ?? don,t find anything like it up here.. maybe the pot is not deep enough for the root system ??? looks good john

As I mentioned the bottom is uneven with a high spot in the middle, so the tree does not really fit as it should. I don't sell trees so I have no idea as to value. The Ficus salisicaria is very quick growing and easy.

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Re: Ficus work 5/30/2012

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu May 31, 2012 12:57 am

I appreciate all the input, Thank You

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Post  moyogijohn on Thu May 31, 2012 2:18 am

BILLY,, Ididn,t mean harm just curious about a tree like yours...take care john

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Re: Ficus work 5/30/2012

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu May 31, 2012 11:39 am

John

No harm taken. These are very easy trees as long as they don't get too cold.

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Re: Ficus work 5/30/2012

Post  my nellie on Thu May 31, 2012 12:47 pm

Very nice, old looking tree, Billy!
Those roots have amazingly fused together. The nebari reminds that of maples..., at least in some way.
Yes, ficus salicaria is fast growing but can you tell us, please, what is the age of this ficus of yours. Just to have an idea of the growth rate...
Thank you.

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Re: Ficus work 5/30/2012

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu May 31, 2012 3:00 pm

That tree is about 20 years from a cutting.

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Re: Ficus work 5/30/2012

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu May 31, 2012 5:31 pm

More pruning and a little wiring. Wiring is not one of my strong points. This wire came from the late Ron Martin of Summerville, SC. I think it is from Korea and as you can see does not hold its copper color, however for a tree not scheduled for a show I think it works. One branch was left with foliage because it is a weak branch and I wanted it to have a chance, I may still have to remove it.

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Re: Ficus work 5/30/2012

Post  pongsatorn.k on Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:17 am

nice colors Very Happy here in thailand, we training ficus in difference way. we wire every branches and cut back hard but your way give me new vision about ficus. Thank you!

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Re: Ficus work 5/30/2012

Post  Guest on Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:50 am

Hi Billy

You have a nice tree....In this case would I cut it further back....The lowest branch should be only 2/3 of the lengd...and the rest of the tree to follow...The reason is the unatractive bush of shots in the end.

If a ficus is in good health, and have fairly fat branches will it shot back..at least in Denmark Smile

Kind regards Yvonne

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