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Kingsville Boxwood

Post  shyu on Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:57 pm

Looking for some direction with this boxwood I thinned it a bit and just trying to figure out how I should go about with this one









thanks, reupped lol sorry about that


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Re: Kingsville Boxwood

Post  fiona on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:42 pm

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood

Post  shyu on Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:49 am

Repotted and trimmed.
My first virt, any thoughts?

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood

Post  Twisted Trees on Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:08 pm

How much bonsai experience do you have?

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kingsville boxwood

Post  dstr on Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:01 pm

HI,
Could you give me any info on where you found a kingsville boxwood? I have been having trouble finding one. I am in the Greeenville,SC area but every nusery including big box stores have some but not a kingsville.
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Re: Kingsville Boxwood

Post  shyu on Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:42 pm

Twisted trees none really, reading books mainly, have never really styled one so far

Dstr I got this one from plant city bonsai in Cleveland, ga. Very nice owner and people, very good pre bonsai material also

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood

Post  logan3 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:50 pm

Nice stock, I think this tree would look really nice styled like an Oak tree. Just a thought.

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood

Post  Twisted Trees on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:54 pm

shyu wrote:Twisted trees none really, reading books mainly, have never really styled one so far

Dstr I got this one from plant city bonsai in Cleveland, ga. Very nice owner and people, very good pre bonsai material also
There are always a number of things to know when starting to style a tree. Dig down to the roots then choose a front that shows off the roots, the movement of the trunk, and the branching in that order. Choose a style, wheter it be informal upright, slanting windswept ect. Next choose the branching arrangement. Usually this means a left-right-back (or variation R-B-L, R-B-L ect. but ssually not the back first) for at least the first 6 branches. A triangular shape to the siloette and the branches (on the horizontal plane as well as the vertical. These are all standard procedures that produce acceptable trees. All that said, personal taste can mean you follow none of those rules. Study the tree, think about it's characteristics, decide what you like and then proceed slowly.

Good Luck.

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood

Post  shyu on Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:41 pm

Thanks twisted trees, I'm always open for any help that comes!

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood

Post  sunip on Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:14 pm

shyu wrote:Repotted and trimmed.
My first virt, any thoughts?
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Hello.
Nice potential for a natural looking tree.
The root area is a bit of a problem, to get good flat radial surface roots you might ad some more soil on them.
That way there will grow some new roots there and you will, be able to cut the deeper tap root.
I think the apex should be thinned out not only the lower part of the tree otherwise the higher branches will be getting to thick and the natural looking image is lost.
Sunip Wink

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood

Post  RKatzin on Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:41 pm

Hi shyu, That's a nice Buxus for starters. I can only say if it were mine I would plant it a bit deeper to get those exposed roots underground. You can add more soil to bring the level up to the base of the tree.

I don't recognize the medium, looks like aquarium gravel. To each their own, as long as you know what you're doing with the medium you are using.

I don't get the virt? I would continue with the formation you started at the bottom all the way to the top. What is that big clump up there? Again, if it were mine, I would dig into that uppper end and clear out as much clutter as you need to to open things up. FYI Did you know that buxus cuttings will root very easily? Even good size pieces 1/4-1/2", I just push them into the garden when I prune. I prune right after flowering, which is mid-winter here in SW Oregon. So, yes they are all flowering now.

I like your tree, and wish you the best with it. Rick

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood

Post  shyu on Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:02 am

Thanks for the suggestions Rick!

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Re: Kingsville Boxwood

Post  Twisted Trees on Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:30 pm

Twisted Trees wrote:
shyu wrote:Twisted trees none really, reading books mainly, have never really styled one so far

Dstr I got this one from plant city bonsai in Cleveland, ga. Very nice owner and people, very good pre bonsai material also
There are always a number of things to know when starting to style a tree. Dig down to the roots then choose a front that shows off the roots, the movement of the trunk, and the branching in that order. Choose a style, whether it be informal upright, slanting windswept ect. Next choose the branching arrangement. Usually this means a left-right-back (or variation R-B-L, L-R-B ect. but usually not the back first) for at least the first 6 branches. A triangular shape to the siloette and the branches (on the horizontal plane as well as the vertical. These are all standard procedures that produce acceptable trees. All that said, personal taste can mean you follow none of those rules. Study the tree, think about it's characteristics, decide what you like and then proceed slowly.

Good Luck.

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