Help! Viburnum tinus.

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Help! Viburnum tinus.

Post  john blanchard on Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:55 pm

Hi people, I've recently dug up this tree. I think it is a viburnum tinus and I need help on how to prune and build foliage clouds. In fact any advice would be greatfully received. I know it's not a common species to use as bonsai but has anyone got one or any advice?





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Re: Help! Viburnum tinus.

Post  MrFancyPlants on Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:24 am

Step 1: put away the scissors and water carefully for the next year or two until there is signs of vigorous growth.

Seriously though, that is nice material, it would be a shame to overwork. You can reduce the leaves and ramification just about anything given enough time as long as you take your time.

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Re: Help! Viburnum tinus.

Post  john blanchard on Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:46 pm

Thankyou for the reply, i've left a good rootball with the garden soil intact and surrounded it with a free draining mix of granular fired clay (cat litter) and peat compost. The large leaves have dropped and smaller leaves have sprouted. I've sprayed with a fungicide as there was a problem with the foliage having black parts to it. Good results so far.

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Re: Help! Viburnum tinus.

Post  rolex dragon on Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:40 am



I would recommend this.

slant style.

the lowest branch may be removed now.
Other branches could be introduced/shaped/wired as the
trees makes positive growth/response.
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Re: Help! Viburnum tinus.

Post  Russell Coker on Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:29 am

HMMM>>>

1. don't do anything until the tree stabilizes.

2. don't take any styling advice until you provide a decent picture so we can really see your tree.

Good luck, I've never seen a tinus like this and I'm looking forward to seeing more of it!

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Re: Help! Viburnum tinus.

Post  john blanchard on Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:56 pm

Hi, an update on this tree. Still any help with pruning, styling etc. greatly received.







Looking forward to your input.  Very Happy 

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Re: Help! Viburnum tinus.

Post  JimLewis on Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:18 pm

We still need better pictures, taken at eye level (like we'd see it a a well-laid-out show) with a plain background (maybe a sheet) behind it. From these pics, I think I'd at least consider chopping the larger trunk just below that huge bulbous lump and making this a much shorter tree (as seen in the second of the last group of three photos).

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