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I want a Larch

Post  bonsaimark on Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:05 am

I have been wanting a Larch bonsai, But I live in Louisiana and do not know if they will survive here.Can anyone answer that for me? And if they will survive here, Does anyone have any for sale?

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Post  hometeamrocker on Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:21 am

I got one over the summer here in Atlanta in a bulk buy from a guy getting out. I'd like to know how they do here as well. This one is healthy and over-grown. When can I work it, I relly like this tree.

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Post  Russell Coker on Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:21 am



I want one too, and spruce. But I'm sure as hell not moving anywhere close to where there's enough winter to make them happy. You can try them, but it will languish for a few years then crap out. Not much fun watching that.

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Post  Guest on Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:32 am

no larch would not survive in Louisiana. over the summer i was selling a larch i had on eBay and the winning bid was a guy that lived right outside of Atlanta and i ended up having to talk him out of the purchase as the tree would die down there he understood and thanked me for being honest

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Post  bonsaimark on Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:41 am

That is what I was affraid of ..This Louisiana heat would just murder the crap out of them. Thank you all for the info.

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Post  hometeamrocker on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:35 am

Aw man, not what I wanted to hear. Want to buy it Russel? Very Happy

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Post  drgonzo on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:37 am

'Zone Envy'

I wish I could grow out Bougainvillea in the ground, you wish you could grow Larch...

-Jay

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Post  Ashiod on Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:20 am

drgonzo wrote:'Zone Envy'

I wish I could grow out Bougainvillea in the ground, you wish you could grow Larch...

-Jay

Seconded. At least we have dogwood? scratch

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Post  Guest on Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:47 am

damn, i thought i finally could trade my larix kaempferi or sell it to any of you guys... but 2 problems, you would have to come to belgium (or move to belgium? Very Happy), and your climate is too hot so it seems.

if you still want a peek...




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Post  Sakaki on Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:15 am

What is the hardness of Louisiana?

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Post  leatherback on Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:37 am

That is a nice kaempferi. Mine are a long way from that stage..

Growing from 1 year old seedlings:




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Post  Rui Marques on Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:49 am

andre_f wrote:... and i ended up having to talk him out of the purchase as the tree would die down there he understood and thanked me for being honest

This is a good salesman !

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Post  Guest on Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:30 am

bonsaimark wrote:That is what I was affraid of ..This Louisiana heat would just murder the crap out of them. Thank you all for the info.
it's not so much the heat (but that is a factor) but it is more the lack of freezing winter. my larches usually don't see winter storage there on the benches all year around

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Post  my nellie on Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:42 am

I want a larch, too!
Not European larch as it is more zone envy but I have been advised to look for larix kaempferi which perhaps could withstand higher temps.
Sakaki wrote:What is the hardness of Louisiana?
Second that question.
I live in zone 9 (9a). Is it feasible to grow a japanese larch-larix kaempferi here?
What do you experts think?

Thank you.

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Post  GašperG on Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:52 pm

andre_f wrote:it's not so much the heat (but that is a factor) but it is more the lack of freezing winter. my larches usually don't see winter storage there on the benches all year around

I second that. They love sun and heat (in this case they only need more frequent watering), but lack of freezing temps is what gets them - they slowly die in a few years because of exhaustion.

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Post  leatherback on Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:01 pm

I have heard stories (hear-say) of people in the tropics storing their temperates in a fridge/freezer for the winter. Might be worth experimenting?

Grtz,

J.

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Post  my nellie on Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:04 pm

thank you for your replies.

Taner,
leatherback wrote:... ...Might be worth experimenting?
What do you say? Very Happy

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Post  Sakaki on Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:53 pm

my nellie wrote:thank you for your replies.

Taner,
leatherback wrote:... ...Might be worth experimenting?
What do you say? Very Happy

Alexandre,

Do you ask me my opinion about storing it/them in refrigerator?
In fact, you should ask this question to my wife! She would probably kick me out from home, unless it is edible ahahhhhaaaha lol!

So, for me, it does not worth at the expense of becoming a homeless Very Happy
However, you are a wife, you can try of course. Noone can kick you out!!! thumbs up

P.S.: Inform me about the results of your experience please Smile

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Post  Guest on Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:38 pm

leatherback wrote:I have heard stories (hear-say) of people in the tropics storing their temperates in a fridge/freezer for the winter. Might be worth experimenting?

Grtz,

J.
well in essence that is what you need to do but you need to slowly take it out of dormancy and on the opposite end you need to slowly put it in dormancy. but after all said and done you gotta ask yourself is it worth it cause the cost factor and all the hoops you gotta go threw to make it work. i tried a tropical actually a neea tree i bought from pedro morales when i was in puerto rico and after one year of wintering a tropical i sold it it just wasn't worth it from that point on if it doesn't grow where i am i don't grow it

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Post  Bugeye on Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:21 pm

You can send it to me. I have cold winters in Cleveland. santa

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Post  Smithy on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:39 pm

I would hate to put my larch in a fridge for the winter , as thats the best part of having a larch. Enjoying trees without leaves is what i like best.

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Post  rps on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:18 pm

every now and then it's nice to wake up in zone 3a.
that said, it's time to bundle up and head out into the -20C day to shovel the overnight snow accumulation of 15cm --- burying my temperates just a little deeper in its insulating goodness.

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Post  bonsaimark on Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:16 pm

Louisiana is in zone 8.. But in the summer is the problem..


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Post  coh on Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:36 pm

The colder climates do have their benefits (i.e. larch). However, I'd really like to be able to grow one of those giant water jasmines that we see from Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, etc.

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