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Post  venus27 on Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:19 am

Hi All, I am new to this forum. I need advice on Burford holly. Is dwarf Burford Holly a good candidate for bonsai? If yes, when is the right time for branch pruning and repotting? Thanks


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Post  JimLewis on Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:51 pm

I wouldn't advise repotting at this time of year. These are temperate zone plants and while they are evergreen, they still slow down over the winter. Some light pruning for shape and thinning out the foliage probably will be OK, but wear gloves. The leaves can be painful to work around.

I've never considered any of the "Chinese hollies" to be idea bonsai candidates, but the dwarf may be OK.

Jim Lewis - lewisjk@windstream.net - Western NC - People, when Columbus discovered this country, it was plumb full of nuts and berries. And I'm right here to tell you the berries are just about all gone. Uncle Dave Macon, old-time country musician

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