Just defoliated,a gmelina.

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Just defoliated,a gmelina.

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:16 pm

Hello to All,

dusty leaves and the Gmelina says please defoliate me. Normally done once a year.
Shrub is over 10 years, but I am not sure how many years exactly.
About 14" [ 35 cm ] tall, and an easy shrub to grow, loves lots of sun.

Supposed to come from the Philippines, but I am still waiting for a native to show one.
So maybe it comes from somewhere else in the East ?

Generally with Shrubs, I treat the situation as no distinct mature shape and so the sky is the limit.
The bark has not begun to crack.
The wood will rot slowly, so I have taken the time to fill a few of the holes.

The Chinese call this - The Indoor Maple.
Every second set of leaves is similar to the Trident maples leaves.
Since this is, I believe a cousin to the Premna, the ,leaves are able to shrink down to this size [ ].

Look closely, and at the base of the shrub I have left 3 sizes of the trident type leaf.
I have set the tape measure to 4" [ 10 cm ].

Feel free to yay or nay on opinions.
Later.
Khaimraj

I like this shrub because it really responds to Grow and Clip [ Directional Pruning ]


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Re: Just defoliated,a gmelina.

Post  BonsaiJim on Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:05 am

I have a stock tree that was brought in by Pedro Morales... so perhaps from Puerto Rico?

It has proven to be a very strong grower and propagates easily.

I like where you are taking it. Would like a first branch on the right...

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Post  Plecostomus on Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:53 am

Its not from Puerto Rico either. We dont have them in the wild.

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Re: Just defoliated,a gmelina.

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:21 am

Just adding this in for some continuity -

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t5671-gmelina-hystrix

later.
Khaimraj

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:25 am

I see here I did once know the age of the shrub - wow getting old am I

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t4414-gmelina-h-the-unsung-heroine-hero-anyone-got-one

later.
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