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Lemon Tree, seedling

Post  rasti on Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:45 am

Hello,

I would like to present one of my special trees....
In 2004, my wife has put several lemon seed into the soil, unfortunately, from the first four years I have no photos, the first one is from the year 2008.


2008, August


2011, October


What I could ascertain, is, that lemon trees are rather robust and a few days of temperatures around the freezing point are no problem.
And you also can cut off all the leaves as well.


2013, May


2013, May


2013, June


2013, June


2013, December


2013, December

Now the tree has a height of 51 cm, the Nebari is 5.5 cm.
Greetings,
Christian

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Re: Lemon Tree, seedling

Post  JimLewis on Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:06 pm

That may be the nicest Citrus bonsai I've seen. Well done.

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Re: Lemon Tree, seedling

Post  rasti on Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:54 pm

JimLewis wrote:That may be the nicest Citrus bonsai I've seen.  Well done.

Till present this are the nicest lines which somebody has written about this tree.
Thank you very much for the compliment!

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Re: Lemon Tree, seedling

Post  Jerry Meislik on Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:29 pm

Lovely tree. Citrus are not the easiest to shape into good bonsai. You have succeeded very well.
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Post  Russell Coker on Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:09 pm


Very nice indeed! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Post  Bugeye on Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:26 pm

Wow. Nice tree

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Lemon Tree

Post  bonsaisr on Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:13 pm

Amen.   Bagpiper 
Do you know what variety of lemon it was? If it was from the grocery store, I assume the lemons were from Spain or Italy. Probably a different variety than we have here. Never saw an American lemon tree that looked like that. The secret is partly in the defoliation. Good to know.
Iris

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Post  Guest on Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:28 pm

Love the tree...thanks for sharing.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  rasti on Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:51 am

bonsaisr wrote:Amen.   Bagpiper 
Do you know what variety of lemon it was? If it was from the grocery store, I assume the lemons were from Spain or Italy. Probably a different variety than we have here. Never saw an American lemon tree that looked like that. The secret is partly in the defoliation. Good to know.
Iris

Hello Iris,

yes, the lemon is from a supermarket.
But I do not know any more, from which country. I also think, it is Italy, Spain, some lemons also come from France or Israel.
I do not know it.

But it is nice that you like my tree.
I have another three lemon trees at this age, I will show them soon.

Greetings from Vienna
Christian

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Re: Lemon Tree, seedling

Post  Barry M on Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:03 pm

Nice complimentary pot for it too.

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Post  AlainK on Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:38 pm

Great tree, congrats.

Just about to sow kumquat seeds right now  Wink 

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Post  Nunovsky_PT on Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:56 pm

Hi, Christian!
Love the tree.
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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:36 pm

Great tree, Christian,

somehow looks less like a lemon and more like what we call a - Portugal.
Inspiring!
Thanks
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Re: Lemon Tree, seedling

Post  rasti on Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:08 pm

Hello Khaimraj!

my big problem is, that I have still seen no old lemon tree and till present I have found no photo in the Internet.

In Austria and in Germany there are no old lemon trees.
Maybe you can help me?

And what does it mean: "a Portugal", how does a "Portugal-tree" look like?

Best regards
Christian

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Re: Lemon Tree, seedling

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:15 pm

Christian,

though citrus is abundant down here, it will take a while to find you a speciment tree by itself.
A little patience and I will find one for you.

A portugal, is a peel able, smaller than a normal orange, not the monsters from South Africa or other.
Because of our climate it ripens green /yellowish, and has a great flavour with some sweetness thrown in.
Let me see what I can do.
Once again, great tree, wish I had one like it.
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Post  Nunovsky_PT on Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:52 pm

Nice!

Didn't know there was a citrus tree called "Portugal" in India.

Have to get one of those. Wink

Christian, when you say an old lemon tree do you mean an actual tree in the wild or an ol bonsai tree?

If you want a picture of a lemon tree I'll try to get you one.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:08 pm

Nunovsky_PT,

Hee, hee, hee, Not India, West Indies [ Caribbean ]

By the way that citrus could have been named by one of the many Portuguese folk who settled down here in the early 1900's or so, as dry goods shop keepers.
My good friend and school buddy of x years is still a Portuguese citizen, via his dad who came over in the 30's.
The family name is - Xavier, and they pronounce it Zah-vier.

Our lemon trees don't quite look like the ones in the giant pots of Florence,Italy.
Laters
Khaimraj

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Re: Lemon Tree, seedling

Post  rasti on Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:18 am

@Khaimraj
Many thanks for the information and explanation.
I am grateful for this forum, I learn so much.


@Nuno
Yes, I mean an old lemon tree which stands in the nature, not an old bonsai.
I have the same problem with my punicas.
I have still seen no photo with a wild, old pomegranate tree.

In Vienna there is the Schönbrunn Palace and there, in the orangery (an old greenhouse), are old pomegranates and orange trees. But they are also in a pot and of course were cut in last decades.
Maybe you can really help me and send me a photo of an old, wild lemon tree and an old pomegranate tree by mail.
Thank you very much!

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