Help for a newbie on Psidium guajava cascading style

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Help for a newbie on Psidium guajava cascading style

Post  sayotefries on Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:28 am

Hi guys,

This is my first post and I need your advice on the training and care for this Psidium guajava collected less than a year ago. I'm an agriculturist  but only recently have I been learning the arts of keeping and styling bonsai trees (so i'm basically a novice at this Razz).  Coming from the tropics, I haven't come across any specific specie guide on guava bonsais specifically on the right month for repotting, trimming, training. Any specific or general advice would be very much appreciated.

Also I'm having a hard time looking for bonsai tools and pots close to my area (Benguet, Philippines).  Anyone of my countrymen  here who could point me the best location to shop for these materials?

Cheers!

i've clipped some of the new growth and leaves to balance the strength of the tree


detail on the natural shari (nothing beats mother nature when it comes to dead wood if you ask me)


the collected tree from the wild came with a natural cascading style

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Re: Help for a newbie on Psidium guajava cascading style

Post  amanluthra688 on Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:06 am

I am not an expert. But i would recomend that the base is to thin compare to the upper portion before the growth . Trees in nature grow with heavy trunk and trunk size decreases with the apex no mater what style it is . U have this look missing

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Re: Help for a newbie on Psidium guajava cascading style

Post  sayotefries on Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:43 am

amanluthra688 wrote: Trees in nature grow with heavy trunk and trunk size decreases with the apex no mater what style it is . U have  this look missing
From the last picture on that angle, yes, it looks like the trunk is thinner but that is the not the front of the bonsai. About that "Trees in nature", the tree was collected from the wild so that shape came naturally from nature. But yes, I hope the this part of the tree would thicken more in time. Thanks for your input!

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Re: Help for a newbie on Psidium guajava cascading style

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:23 am

Sayotefries,

I am not sure if we have that type of guava, but with time and water, the wood rots, on our side.

The normal wild guava with the yellow, seedy [ but tasty ] say 4 cm fruit, will grow easily in freely draining, moisture retaining soil, but doesn't normally branch much.

Fields with cows tend to produce large trunked, but short specimens.
Not much else to add, except, enjoy.
Stay Well.
Khaimraj

* Hello Amanluthra688, we used to have guys from Pakistan and Southern India on the list two years or so ago, but I am not seeing any posts from them presently.
Do you get frosts ?

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Re: Help for a newbie on Psidium guajava cascading style

Post  sayotefries on Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:18 pm

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:Sayotefries,

I am not sure if we have that type of guava, but with time and water, the wood rots, on our side.

The normal wild guava with the yellow, seedy [ but tasty ] say 4 cm fruit, will grow easily in freely draining, moisture retaining soil, but doesn't normally branch much.
You're spot on with these guava! I hope I'll do well with the training and style. Thanks

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