My Acacia Collection

View previous topic View next topic Go down

My Acacia Collection

Post  JoesBonsai on Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:12 am

Some of my Acacia collection
Paperbark Thorn


Black Monkey Thorn


Knob Thorn - still as a long way to go but good base


Black Thorn


Fever Tree Thorn - Still very young and a long way to go,this tree trunk colour is a stunning lime



JoesBonsai
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: My Acacia Collection

Post  Auballagh on Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:46 am

That's some pretty nice work you have accomplished with those pictured trees that have compound (pinnate) leaves. Unfortunately, I've seen a lot of nice tree material dismissed out of hand, simply because of that pinnate leaf growth pattern. Good bonsai work well and incorporate what is best in the tree to their best advantage. And what the heck.... a thick trunk, 'killer' root base and decent taper can make for a very powerful bonsai tree - no matter the specifics of leaf type.
- Though admittedly, single leaf tree types with pie plate sized leaves, are pretty much a non-starter for bonsai..... Rolling Eyes

Auballagh
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: My Acacia Collection

Post  leatherback on Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:54 am

Very nice trees!

Funnily.. The one you say needs a lot of work (THe nob thorn) I like best of the batch! It looks like it is off to a great start as a tipical solitary savannah acacia..

leatherback
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: My Acacia Collection

Post  Andre Beaurain on Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:17 am

Wow, another Acacia lover. , who new? ( Sorry Iris, I still cannot bring myself to use the word Vachellia yet. What do you think Joe, whould you call your Acacias by any other name. Will you say in the furture, "Lets have a look at my Vachellias". I DONT THINK SO.) They ( I still dont know who 'They' are.) have change the South African Acacias into groups of Vachellia and Senegalia. For instance your lovely Fever Tree is now Vachellia xanthophloea, whereas your Black Monkey thorn is now Senegalia burkei......... rediculous. Only Australia are allowed to use the word Acacia!

So, Joe, I think you Acacias are stunning.
Also love the Knob thorn the best. Will make a good Pierneef.

Andre Beaurain
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: My Acacia Collection

Post  Sponsored content Today at 7:22 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum