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Post  john5555leonard on Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:19 am

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i bought these casuarina last year and i thought i,d share them to see if you like them . they had no branches at all, only a few shoots so all the branches have been grown in 1 year. the bark texture is really nice. its collecting season here now so i,m hoping to get some more soon . regards john " />

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Re: 3 casuarina yamadori

Post  Guest on Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:51 am

Its Casuarina season here in IBC hehehe!


Hi John.

If I am not mistaken, this is the casuarina variety which I personally doesn't like the most. The foliage/"needles" of this variety tends to be like the one in your picture, very long, weedy and hard to control. If you could find a variety with finer leaves and they form clusters like pines, it is the better variety. There is also a difference in bark appearance, the one with flaky barks and darker color is the good one.


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Post  john5555leonard on Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:45 am

hi jun, its the only type i,v seen here, but i have experimented with some branches and they do make clusters quite well

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Post  olivierlb on Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:40 pm

Hello jun,

 I thought that there is only one variety of casuarina (casuarina equisetifolia) and  the leaves were cutting off very short to design the tree like a pine !!!
Can you show us the difference of leaves between the both variety with pictures.


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Post  john5555leonard on Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:54 am

oliver you took the words out of my mouth, thats exactly what i was going to say . so jun , can you post a pic of the type of casuarina that you use BEFORE you have cut the ' foliage',    thanks john

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Post  Guest on Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:33 am

Really nice stumps to start with and typical of Casuarinaceae they dont take long to get some growth on. Look forward to seeing how you develop them.

I have never grown C. equisetifolia but C. cunninghamiana & C. glauca both make excellent bonsai subjects, as do Allocasuarina torulosa & A. littoralis (my personal favorites for both the stunning corky bark from a young age as well as fine growth and great 'foliage' colour) all will form 'clusters' of growth if trained appropriately.

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Post  john5555leonard on Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:17 am

thanks matt, again have you any photos you can post so we can have a look at them and see the difference , but as i said i think this is the only type available here. if we have any thai members reading this post and have different types of casuarina please put some photos on . thanks john

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Post  Guest on Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:46 pm

John, I only have photo's of the A. torulosa I most recently developed (lost all my older photo records in a techfail).

Grown more in a naturalistic style, the above pic was taken just before digging to start life in a pot. The new owner is continuing its development along these same lines (ie no tight pads or rigid triangular shape)

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Post  john5555leonard on Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:35 am

thank you matt

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Post  Guest on Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:00 am

John, there can be significant variation in the texture of growth across any batch of seedlings for each species, next time I am at the local native provenance nursery I will take some pics for you, I should probably get some more tubestock to start another lot of trees.

A related genus Gymnostoma is slightly slower growing & makes dense delicate 'folilage' it would also thrive in your climate, the bark isn't as fissured as some others but the flower & seed make up for that shortcoming. In my climate it does better as a garden tree and will make a great feature outsde my office window in years to come.


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