Larix kaempferi Shohin

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Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  Rui Marques on Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:35 pm

Hi,
This is a Larix that just arrived today at my hands and it came from a supplier in the UK. It is about 22 cm (not including the pot) and his style will be a formal upright.
For now, will leave the tree as is and provide good fertilization. Next season I'll wire some branches.















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Re: Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  Todd Ellis on Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:51 am

You have a good start with this tree.

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Post  Rui Marques on Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:18 pm

Thanks,

which soil mix I should use in the next repott season?

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Post  Rui Marques on Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:50 pm

Could you please show what kind of pot and colors should i use with this larch?

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Re: Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  fiona on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:24 pm

Depending on what you are planning style-wise for it, maybe you could consider finding and using a nice bit of natural stone.

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Re: Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  Rui Marques on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:39 pm

Just an update.

Vibrant green starting to turn to melow yellow colors Very Happy








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Re: Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  Guest on Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:13 am

nice little one, for a good start.

I would make sure, when you style/wire it next year, that you remove branches which are exactly opposite to each other, certainly on the lower half part of the tree. In some pictures we can clearly see there are several 'main' branches whoe are exactly opposite to each other, this is not very attractive. Its not that it is not 'natural', but in bonsai everything in smaller, and therefore these things immediately stand out and ruin the overall balanced look of a 'tree'. In very large specimen, some opposite branches especially in the top part are not that 'harmfull' and dont distract the eye nor the balance of the tree, same thing with crossing branching (on the back of the tree, if in front that always looks ugly).

Have fun wiring it Wink

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Re: Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  Rui Marques on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:04 am

Hi yves71277,

Your comment will be very useful. Thanks.

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Re: Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  Rui Marques on Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:05 pm

The end of a season.




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Re: Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  my nellie on Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:47 pm

Nice little tree!
May I ask what is the climate condition at Lisboa/Portugal?
I do like larches very much but unfortunately they cannot grow well where I live...

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Re: Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  Rui Marques on Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:06 pm

At this time, we are having temperatures beetwen 9ºC to 15ºC, and sometimes it may drop to 5ºC. Not so cold as in Northen Europe Mad

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Post  my nellie on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:38 am

Thank you for your answer.
It's almost identical to the climate conditions here.

May I expand my question... Am I correct to suppose that you have had a consultation with the dealer about its tolerance. Then I suppose he knows that larix kaempferi can be grown in zone 9 or 10?
If positive, this is great news for me Smile

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Re: Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  Rui Marques on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:47 am

Hello everyone,
This larch was purchased from kaizen bonsai (UK). Although i knew that larch needs long periods of cold, i decided to give it a chance.

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Re: Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  my nellie on Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:04 am

Oooh I see.
So then, I will watch your thread for evidence Very Happy and then maybe I will give larch a chance just like you did Very Happy
Thanks again!

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Re: Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  MikeG on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:59 pm

Great little larch you got here. Hope it does well in your climate. Thanks for the comment on my larch. I'll definitely be watching the progress with this one. I'm a huge larch fan!

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Re: Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  Rui Marques on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:38 pm

Some job done:




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Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  Neil Brough on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:18 am

Think you should pull that Larix out of the pot and plant it in the ground to speed up the development and get some girth on the trunk.

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Re: Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  Rui Marques on Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:33 am

Reppoting will be made this spring, when buds start to swell

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Re: Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  geoff on Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:15 pm

Hi Rui,
It looks in your latest picture as if all the branches have been pruned the same amount. In order to have finer branches at the top and get taper in the trunk, you should prune much harder at the top than the lower branches. When the shoots start to grow, don't let them get too long before nipping them back, especially at the top, otherwise the branches will really expand.
Going to be a nice little tree.
Geoff

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Re: Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  Rui Marques on Thu May 29, 2014 9:54 pm

Hello my friends,

Here is the Larix:




I was thinking that this Larix needs some upgrade.

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Re: Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  Rui Marques on Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:36 am

This larch was reppoted this year.


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Re: Larix kaempferi Shohin

Post  my nellie on Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:44 pm

Nice going, Rui!
Glad to see it.

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