Thinking on this Celtis.

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Post  GerhardGerber on Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:39 pm

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Post  my nellie on Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:16 am

Todd Ellis wrote:Dario's link to the Celtis blog is very informative! I cut and pasted it here again for readers...
http://bonsailo.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/japoncia-king-of-deciduous-bonsai-in.html
Thanks, Todd!
So, I have read in Dario's link under "Cultivation" that :
"Seedling of celtis is very easy to obtain in the wild or nursery.  However, most of seedling has fine branches die-back and poor branch ramification problem.  The best celtis material is from the root cutting of celtis trees with good ramification and well branch development. "
and I wonder if anyone of you expert gentlemen could post some description/clarification for us ignorants... Very Happy

Thank you in advance, kind members of IBC!

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Re: Thinking on this Celtis.

Post  GerhardGerber on Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:50 pm

"description/clarification for us ignorants.."

If you see one you particularly like, take a cutting or air-layer, don't count on the seeds producing plants with exactly the same characteristics.

I think.......and I would do. People older than 20 shouldn't mess around with seeds! Very Happy 

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Post  my nellie on Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:59 am

Thank you for your response, Gerhard.
In fact, I'd like to focus on "root cutting". Does this mean that celtis can be best propagated by root cuttings?

GerhardGerber wrote:... ...People older than 20 shouldn't mess around with seeds! Very Happy 
I'm standing far and away from 20 and I would say I agree with you even though I have tried some species from seeds -no luck though- and I am only successful in growing some wrightias from seed. However, I know my friend Khaimraj's  disagreement and I am sure he will declare it Very Happy

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Re: Thinking on this Celtis.

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:06 pm

Ha ha ha - Gerhard - Alexandra,

I protest, ha ha ha.

Look, my celtis is from seed and the other two were from backyard toothpick thick trunks. All have 3" [ 7.5 cm ] trunks and they did that in under 3 years. Good for my standard of 15 to 18" [ 39 to 46 cm ] height in Bonsai.
Trough growing, baby, trough growing ------ booyah!

Khaimraj [ laughing all the way Laughing Laughing Laughing ]

* And you don't need to be 20 years old, 3 years you could be 80 or 90 or 100. Die gloriously on the way !!!!!

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Re: Thinking on this Celtis.

Post  GerhardGerber on Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:51 pm

Hi Alexandra, Khaimraj

="focus on "root cutting"."
I have no idea, maybe they mean "rooted cutting"?

Since this is a bonsai website and we're agreed that most of us aren't young anymore Laughing  Laughing , I would say air layers are the best way.

Twisted Evil ........the again, I love air layers! Laughing 


I do still plant seeds for various reasons, but these are often plants I give away. There are still several Acacia (the real African type jocolor ) that I can only start from seed, but as the years fly I'm trying to avoid this as far as possible.

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