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Post  Storm on Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:20 pm

Good evening everyone. I have recently bought a podacarpus, and just wanted to have it as an experiment since I haven't had one of these before.
Here you can see a few pictures, and I would like to hear what you think. I like it after what I did with it, but im still very fresh in the bonsai world so every comment is appriciated!

Before I did anything:


And a few after:




I know there is a problem with the trunk near the bottom, where a branch have been earlier. Dont know if I should cut it or just let it grow. I guess the first thing for this tree is to let it get some more girth. And lower the second left branch a bit.
And please, shoot from the hip!

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:54 pm

Very nice start. I'd get rid of the lowest right-hand branch.Very

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Post  Kim on Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:13 pm

This is not a Podacarpus.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:20 pm

Sure looks like a podocarpus to me. There are lots of different ones and I've seen these before but don't own one.

Nice job, but I think it need to be shortened some.

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Post  Curtis on Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:46 pm

1 post and we're gonna believe you. Looks like a podocarp to me too.

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:06 pm

Yeah. That IS a Podocarp.

But what did you think it might be instead?

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:11 pm

I hope it lives outside.

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:42 pm

Billy M. Rhodes wrote:I hope it lives outside.

Billy, He lives in Norway; I'd guess it is indoors every day of the year. They do OK indoors.

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Re: Podacarpus

Post  Kim on Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:27 am

Yes, Jim, that IS a Podocarp. "a" != "o". Just as Lewis != Louis and Bailey != Baylee.

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Post  fiona on Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:12 am

Kim wrote:Yes, Jim, that IS a Podocarp. "a" != "o". Just as Lewis != Louis and Bailey != Baylee.
I'm impressed. I've never dared correct anyone's spelling on here before! Razz And I'm a black belt pedant where spelling is concerned.

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Post  Storm on Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:50 am

Hi, thanks for the reply's.
On the note that followed the tree it stood Podacarpus. I have no idea about what these trees are, since I have a very limited amount of identification knowledge. The tree has been in my window sill from the day I bought it. Its sunny most of the time, and the window is open near 24 hours a day.
I have placed it outside now, but its raining. Im gonna take it back inside when it gets a bit colder.
I dont have any experience with tropical trees here in Norway, so I dont know how much they will withstand. The info about this tree that I find is also limited.
My english spelling is rusted, so I hope you understand well what im saying.
Any more ideas about what I should do with this tree as for design purposes, any suggestion is well appriciated.

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Re: Podacarpus

Post  fiona on Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:38 am

It IS a Podocarpus. The poster who said it wasn't was making a joke because you had not spelled the name correctly - nothing more than that - and I've seen lots of labels on which plant names are not spelled correctly too.

For what it's worth, over here in Scotland I'd keep Podocarpus outside for most of May through to late September then bring it into a cool glasshouse over the winter. If it drops below freezing, I would probably bring it indoors. We don't have as cold winters as you do but our summers are probably much the same so it is a reasonable comparison. Regarding design, it it was mine I would want to decide first what size of tree I want - if I wanted a Shohin or even Mame, I'd start looking to style now. If I wanted a larger tree, I'd be taking it out the pot and growing it on for at least two years then when it had fattened up I would think about a style. Not much direct help maybe, but a couple of things to think about

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