Melaleuca Bracteata Var. "Johannesburg Gold" - Two trees I'm working on.

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Melaleuca Bracteata Var. "Johannesburg Gold" - Two trees I'm working on.

Post  lennard on Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:44 pm

Tree 1 - June 2010:


The tree shed it leaves because I forgot to water it - luckily it did not die.

The tree after the cut back February 2011:

A


B


In May 2012:


The tree today:
A


B


Tree 2 - May 2010


May 2012


April 2013

Today:
A

B


The species react very well to heavy cut back and the leaves to reduce well.

Any comments, suggestions and advice, before I cut it back again, on all aspects will be welcomed.

Lennard


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Post  Leo Schordje on Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:12 am

Really like the aged bark on such a small tree, #2. I would not have expected leaves to reduce that well. Does this species need full sun? Or is does it grow well in the shade? Thanks

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willow tree, isnt it?

Post  vanxeng on Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:23 am

It looks like a willow tree. This tree, the wood is very hard but it quite slow growing!

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Shade or sun.

Post  lennard on Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:49 am

Leo Schordje wrote:Really like the aged bark on such a small tree, #2. I would not have expected leaves to reduce that well. Does this species need full sun? Or is does it grow well in the shade? Thanks
The tree prefers to grow in full sun. In shade the leaves becomes greener and the nodes longer and the leaves bigger- the more sun, the yellower the leaves become.

The bark is lovely, even on young trees. Got a big fright with Tree 1 shedding it's bark from about two weeks ago - I thought the nebari died!

Thanks for the reply.

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Growth rate.

Post  lennard on Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:56 am

vanxeng wrote:It looks like a willow tree. This tree, the wood is very hard but it quite slow growing!
The trees grow very fast and adapts well to bonsai practices. It is now 3 years from a nursery bought tree.

The branches do grow down over time so a cascade can be an option - I have considered it but the thin twigs are very hard to wire!

The species air/ground layer very well.

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Growth rate.

Post  vanxeng on Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:03 am

Thanks for sharing!
May be my willow tree is differrent form your one. I will take a picture of my tree and show here. My one looks similar yours but it is really slow growing!
The Nguyen.

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Growth rate

Post  vanxeng on Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:06 am

I think your tree is better at formal up right not a cascade!

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