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Post  dick benbow on Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:56 pm

Have acquired some really good picture books from China and have been captivated by what would qualify as windswept in the world of bonsai. It's not quite as impacted so I might title it windblown.there's a difference between the two "looks" Anyway, what do you think subject wise would make great candidates, with small leaves and limber trainable branches?

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:30 pm

Needled - juniper
Broadleafed - Chinese quince, youpon holly, Chinese privet, trident maple


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Post  Todd Ellis on Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:30 pm

Chinese Elm and Dwarf Boxwood (i.e. Kingsville) would work well too...

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:52 pm

Think branches and branchlets, not leaves.

Dick, on our windswept or windblown shores, every growing part of the tree follows the wind.
You can wire branches/branchlets, but leaves will grow towards the light without a constant breeze to push them.
Gotta fan using solar power ?
Later.
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Post  dick benbow on Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:49 pm

I had not thought about leaf positioning. very challenging...I like the way you think! Smile

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Post  -keith- on Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:06 am

just an idea,but grow it covered with a box open on one side then the leaves have no choice were to grow...i am growing a ficus as windswept and using a sunny window to try and force the leaves to grow out and not up. the buds are just breaking so ill know if my theory works soon enough Wink

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Post  Guest on Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:21 am

One technique I discovered that I wanted to share.

There is one very simple but effective way of doing one direction branches and twigs...I am using this technique on my windswept trees.

If you are planning to create for example a right side direction for the wind. Plant/position the tree in training leaning to the left side as much as possible, if it is a potted tree, be sure to to cover the pot in such a way that the soil won't spill over.
I adopted the concept using apical dominance, this is where trees tend to grow upward where the top most part of the tree tends to be the strongest. Positioning the tree sideways for a long period of time will create natural branches moving upwards (sideways actually, just fooling the tree), then when you placed the tree in an upward position (normal) if you are satisfied with the branch formation,,,presto! a windswept tree.
Hint: let the tree grow as wild as possible before doing any wiring.

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jun Smile

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Post  Todd Ellis on Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:43 am

-keith- wrote:just an idea,but grow it covered with a box open on one side then the leaves have no choice were to grow...i am growing a ficus as windswept and using a sunny window to try and force the leaves to grow out and not up. the buds are just breaking so ill know if my theory works soon enough Wink

...of course ... phototropism! scratch

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Post  my nellie on Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:28 am

jun wrote:One technique I discovered that I wanted to share.
There is one very simple but effective way of doing one direction branches and twigs... ...
Reminds me of Yvonne's upside down technique.

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:32 pm

The most phototropic tree I have is Chamaecyparis. I have to turn it every three days or it starts leaning toward the sunny side.

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