Kusamono - a young cutting of Chaenomeles 'Not Minerva'

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Kusamono - a young cutting of Chaenomeles 'Not Minerva'

Post  Leo Schordje on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:33 am

Just thought I'd share. Received this in the mail 4 days ago, transplanted it from a 2.5 inch pot to its present pot. One or two flowers were open, and several bud opened right after I repotted it. Chaenomeles 'Not Minerva' is a delightful color, a very soft pink, real subtle, with a slightly more intense pink edge on the petals. I had a hard time adjusting the color to match the true color of the flower. But I think I got close. Got this from Evergreen Garden Works, Brent found it years ago as a chance seedling in his bed with the propagating stock, and he has been propagating it ever since. He says it is a very good cultivar for bonsai, reblooms well and will set fruit. Brent has a great eye for what's a good plant. I certainly like it.

I am looking forward to growing this on, imagine these flowers on a more ramified tree. Definitely a keeper, and with the flowers, it has a grace as is, I like it. Hope you enjoy a break from the winter gray. Its snowing again as I type, about 20 F (-9 C) and I still have 4 or 5 inches of snow on the ground that hasn't melted yet. So I take delight in this harbinger of Spring.





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Post  milehigh_7 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:38 am

They are indeed very nice. I had one for several years and sadly lost it last summer.

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Post  dick benbow on Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:36 pm

when it comes to starts from an existing shrub, it helps to remove most of the blooms to allow the strength to go into the shoots to feed more roots. Tho one may be tempted do not allow fruit to develop from such a young start as it takes too much out of them. Even with an old mature quince I might let it bloom full, once every three years, and have a fruit or two allowed to develop.
My kuro yuri (black rose) and jet trail ( double white) are just beginning to bloom. A hail storm yesterday didn't help.

Nice lil pot! Smile

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Post  Leo Schordje on Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:53 am

Good advice Dick, I'll take off the rest of the flowers and buds, now that I have a picture or two and have seen what it looks like. I'll wait until the plant is well established before I let it bloom again. I doubt I will ever let fruit develop unless I let the plant get huge.

I bought the pot from a vendor at our fall show. I forgot his name, I have to look it up.

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Post  milehigh_7 on Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:38 am

They trunk up pretty fast, I miss mine.

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