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Saved from the Bulldozas

Post  darky on Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:10 am



This tree was collected from an area that was to be reclaimed for a 4 lane Highway. So before the bulldozers went in we saved some trees. This was in 2004.
Another Melaleuca rhaphiophylla split trunk . This is before a prune. I will show after the prune.


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Re: Saved from the Bulldozas

Post  darky on Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:12 am



This is after the prune.

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Post  Auballagh on Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:18 am

Wow, nice work!
That's an amazing tree, but the species is something entirely new to me.  How do you keep those things?  Like a juniper?  A pine maybe?  
Or, something completely different?  Embarassed

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Post  darky on Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:10 am

Auballagh wrote:Wow, nice work!
That's an amazing tree, but the species is something entirely new to me.  How do you keep those things?  Like a juniper?  A pine maybe?  
Or, something completely different?  Embarassed

Being an Australian native, they are treated like most other trees keep them moist, but because they are swamp dwellers they can be kept in water in our hot dry summers. They do like to be fertilised with any type of fertiliser, but not too high is phosphates.
I use one that has an NPK rating of 14% N 4.4% P and 23% K. S Alternating with one with a higher N in the cooler months and I am growing them on.
Pruning is very simple just prune when they get out of shape, either trim like a hedge, or more like the juniper.

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Post  Down Under Jason on Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:41 am

Very lovely tree, and looks very nice after the clean. The trunk looks awesome  Very Happy 

The only decent one I have was purchased last year (Mel. Incana), am will hopefully be taking it along to the workshop on the coming monday. Will post a photo when I'm not too embarrassed  Embarassed The rest I've got are all a few years away from looking anything like bonsai lol but they are definately my favorite

Thanks for sharing Smile

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