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Shohin Japanese crabapple

Post  JimLewis on Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:04 pm

This little 9-inch Malus floribunda is actually three trees whose trunks have been fused together. I got the trees as "extras" (seedlings) at a workshop on another species of tree that Bill Valavanis conducted down here a few years ago. The trunks have fused readily, but you can still see the join. I expect that to vanish in a few more years.

I have no idea how old these need to be before then might bloom, but these are 4 or 5 years old now.

(I have NEVER had a tree that was so susceptible to wooly aphids as this species. I have perpetually pink fingertips from squishing them almost daily.)



Any advice on the "care and feeding" of these will be appreciated.

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Re: Shohin Japanese crabapple

Post  Neli on Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:50 pm



I have some, smaller than yours and I had flowers twice within 6 month...But I do nothing special...so no special advise here.

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Post  William Feldman on Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:01 pm

JimLewis wrote:Any advice on the "care and feeding" of these will be appreciated.
DougDT recommends Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub systemic insecticide for woolly aphids:
http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t6556p15-crab-apples#152791

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:00 pm

I'll take a look. TNX

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Post  Guest on Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:06 pm

Hi Jim

It is my experience the appletrees from seed bloom when they are 8 years old.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  arihato on Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:02 am

My Malus seedling is now more than 30 years old and has never flowered. The parent must have as it was a seedling I found.

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Post  leatherback on Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:24 am

Yvonne Graubaek wrote:Hi Jim
It is my experience the appletrees from seed bloom when they are 8 years old.
Hm.. so, at least 3 more years to wait for mine to bloom then Sad

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Post  Guest on Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:28 am

Yvonne Graubaek wrote:Hi Jim

It is my experience the appletrees from seed bloom when they are 8 years old.

Kind regards Yvonne

I should probably have said IF they EVER bloom, as I dont think all will ever do that, but a surprice can ofcourse happen after years....



The seeds to these two apples was collected on the same day as I collected the seed to the regular appletree standing in the background with white flowers, this is 20 years ag ...the big bonsai and the gardentree bloomed both at the age of 8...the shohin with red leaves never did....this is not due to the potsice, I just want the bigger apple to grow bigger, this is explain the potsice this year...I have a another shohinapple, at the same age it never have given any flowers too.

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