Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

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Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  rasti on Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:20 pm

Hello,

today I would like to introduce for the first time one of my trees, a pomegranate (Punica granatum).

The tree is a seedling which my woman sowed about 8 years ago..
After he might grow 5 years freely (in a big pot) - it should become originally not a bonsai - she wanted him no more, because he looked to her too much after a bush.

Then, 3 years ago, I got the punica under my wings, he was cut first of all and repotted, then I let him grow, cut again, fertilized, cut, fertilized etc...
Here a small documentation of 2010 till this day.
Now the height is about 25 cms.





He did the biggest growth in the last 12 months, I think.
The current pot is a little bit too big, but this can be changed fast.

I ask for your opinions, suggestions and criticism.

Greetings,
Christian

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  Guest on Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:22 pm

This tree is coming through very nicely. I think you should now start focusing on branch selection and ramification. How is the nebari (I can barely tell from the last picture).

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  Auballagh on Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:40 am

Beautiful work! I see the sacrifice branch grown out in the third picture, and can appreciate the (visible) level of expertise you've brought to developing this tree. Smile
You've got a nice Bonsai tree from what I can see in the last picture. Would like to see more views of the tree before I can offer any usable critique. Maybe even a top-down view? But, for starters, I believe a shallow oval pot with approximately the same length dimension as the pot its in now, would someday be nice one for this tree. Pomegranete's look good in off-white. With the visible scarring on the trunk I see on your tree, it looks a little less refined and more wild. To complement that look, maybe it would look best in a more unique type of less refined pot, with perhaps a cracked glaze?

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  KennedyMarx on Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:09 am

Great progression. How long are the growing seasons where you live? Seems like a quick progression, but maybe that's the norm for the species.

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  rasti on Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:28 pm

Thanks for your comments, suggestions and questions.

@aman
The Nebari is about 4.5 cms.

@Auballagh
I will soon take another photos, also from above, then you can evaluate the tree better.
As I mentioned, I find the pot still too big, but I'm just going to make a new one.


@KennedyMarx
I live in Austria and in Germany, but the pomegranate is in Vienna (Austria).
The growing season goes from March to October, but in the wintertime, I put my plants in a cold greenhouse. For a short time, minus degrees are unproblematic, I also have lemon trees there.

But I guess, my pomegranate has good genes and grows really fast. It can be an exception, because I also have other pomegranates, but they do not grow so quickly.

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  rasti on Tue May 07, 2013 4:29 pm

a little update:
my punica in an new pot:

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Post  Ireneu on Tue May 07, 2013 5:22 pm

Wow! You had a good pomegranate in a very few time! Moreover, I think it's a small-leaf pomegranate. Isn't it?

Congratulations! Very Happy

-Ireneu-

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  rasti on Wed May 08, 2013 2:43 pm

Hi Ireneu,

thanks for the congratulations.
I do not think that it is a small-leafy pomegranate.
Since the first four years, he might freely grow and the leaves were large, as it has a normal pomegranate.

Christian

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  Rui Marques on Wed May 08, 2013 3:42 pm

Hi Rasti,
I like your Punica very much. I also have one Nejikan. But yours show a good development.
Tell me, how much pairs os leaves you let it grow before cut them?

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  rasti on Thu May 16, 2013 9:08 am

Hi Rui,

I will shoot this year some photos and publish them in the forum, then you can see how I cut the tree.

Greetings from Vienna
Christian

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  Rui Marques on Thu May 16, 2013 9:53 am

Christian,

Please, hurry up Smile

rasti wrote:Hi Rui,

I will shoot this year some photos and publish them in the forum, then you can see how I cut the tree.

Greetings from Vienna
Christian

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  rasti on Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:25 am

Hello Rui,
 
In this year the spring was long, cold and wet. Therefore the development of my pomegranate is not the optimum.
 
Normally I cut two, three weeks earlier.
 
Here the pictures.
Before the cut...



... and 10 seconds later...


 
I repeat this procedure 3-4 times in the year.
 
Greetings from Vienna,
Christian

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  rasti on Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:46 pm

Here an update of my pomegranate:




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Post  Rui Marques on Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:45 pm

I'm sure you Punica is much more yellow now..

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  rasti on Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:33 pm

Hi Rui,
the pomegranate now has almost no leaves. I will make current photos soon.
Best regards Christian

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  abcd on Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:46 pm

beautifull evolution, but i think that the pot is to large.
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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  rasti on Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:25 pm

Hello,

here an update of my little punica, now, finally, without leaves:


And here the direct comparison from March 2013 to December 2013:


I do not think, that the pot is too big, maybe it is a little bit too high.
But in the spring I make a new pot.

Many greetings,
Christian

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  giufo on Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:07 pm

much much better!
good job Very Happy 
and best wishes for christmas!!! santa 

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  ChrisV on Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:42 pm

great evolution, beautiful tree, wrong pot sorry.
Def. to deep and large in comparison with the trunk. maybe a lighter color would also be better.
But did I say great evolution?! Wink

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  rasti on Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:54 pm

Here an actual photo...
I have not yet managed to make pottery a new pot.....coming soon....





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Christian

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  kirk@localbonsai.com on Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:49 am

you've done a great job developing this tree! perhaps scrub the nebari with a toothbrush to distinguish it from the soil a bit more

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  Neli on Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:27 am

Enjoyed your progression...Job well done! Dont you think second primary branch on the left has too many branches coming from the same spot, which makes it look like reverse taper is starting?

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  rasti on Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:00 pm

Here is a little update:





Greetings Christian

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  beer city snake on Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:14 am

classic looking tree in a classic style, but understated nicely...

i agree with neli, but it is hidden well in bloom, and not so much in silhouette, but still.... nice tree.

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Re: Punica granatum, seedling, 8 years

Post  rasti on Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:06 pm

Hi Neli,
hi Kevin,

you're both right, but the tree has developed strongly in this year.
For a better evaluation, I will shoot photos without leaves.
In about a month all the leaves are gone ...

Greetings Christian

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