Help styling one of my Ficus Nerifolia

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Help styling one of my Ficus Nerifolia

Post  bonsaimark on Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:44 pm

I need help styling this Ficus Nerifolia. This thing is kinda gone wild on me I would like some help restyling it from Some of you fellow Bonsai Artist. Will be thankful for any opinions.






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Re: Help styling one of my Ficus Nerifolia

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:08 am

We alwys defoliate to see the entire structure before styling these. I wuld remove that lower left branch and cut back everything else by AT LEAST 1/3.

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Re: Help styling one of my Ficus Nerifolia

Post  bonsaimark on Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:47 am

So in the spring I should defoliate and post pictures again then?

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Re: Help styling one of my Ficus Nerifolia

Post  Just Mike on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:59 am

bonsaimark wrote:So in the spring I should defoliate and post pictures again then?

i would say feed well in the first part of spring, then de-foliate in mid-spring...

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:37 am

Where are you in LA, Jim Smith defoliates all year.

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Re: Help styling one of my Ficus Nerifolia

Post  bonsaimark on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:58 pm

I am in the north west part of Louisiana About 80 miles south of Shreveport Billy.

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Re: Help styling one of my Ficus Nerifolia

Post  Twisted Trees on Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:45 pm

You need to have some idea in your mind of a finished tree. Many of the brances are way too long and uninteresting...they need to be shortened. Decide whether you want one canopy or seperate masses for each trunk. Decide on the best movement for each trunk and remove some of the hinderances to that movement.

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