Need Advice on my gmelina elliptica

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Need Advice on my gmelina elliptica

Post  jsonacob on Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:18 am

Last december 23, I bought this gmelina elliptica because I couldnt refuse the 500php or around 11usd price tag.
Its around 1.25 foot high.

Here is what it looks like when I got it



The other side



Here is how it looks like after 5 weeks


Its been almost 3 weeks since I took the last picture and it grows very fast.
Some branches might break if I try to bend them now.

This is the fastest growing tree Ive ever had.

My question is, is it okay for a tree to be wired if its only collected for around 2 months?

And also, in your opinion, which is the best front? I think the first image have a better base but 2nd one have a better trunk.


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Re: Need Advice on my gmelina elliptica

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:17 pm

Jason,

not wire, grow and clip. Try and first get it healthy, it needs to redevelop a root core [ a dense mass of roots to look soild like say a block of cheese or wood ] and you have to be careful of the wood rotting, unless you want that.

Normally at the cut off points you try get to the shoots to heal the wound. So you have to do some surgery for the second or third year.

For now, perhaps a gradual shift into a colander into open ground or a very large pot.

Your only worry is the rotting wood.

Too soon for a style, and those upwards cut off parts will probably have to be shortened.
Later.
Khaimraj

Some clip and grow examples -

From a cutting


The cuttings also make great miniatures



from a cutting

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Re: Need Advice on my gmelina elliptica

Post  jsonacob on Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:37 am

Thanks Kaimraj, I followed your advice and Ill just let it build strong roots for now.

Thanks

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