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Clerodendrum inerme

Post  David Willoughby on Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:43 am

Hi all,

I thought I would post up the progression of a Clerodendrum (a Native tree for some parts of Australia) that I have been working on over the last 10 months since it came into my possession, after being given it from a good friend. This was struck as a cutting in 2010, it was ground grown till 2012 when it was lifted and then continued to be developed in a nursery tub by him. Come August last year, he kindly passed it onto me to continue its development and have been blown away by how it has progressed since, it leaves every other species I have on my benches behind as far as growth is concerned. It has only been rewired 4 times since 31 December last year hahaha


*10 March 2013 - A friend was still developing it


*20 August 2013  - First photo after it was given to me


*25 November 2013 - Growth after being cut back in September


*31 December 2013 - Before being defoliated and wired


*31 December 2013 - After being defoliated and wired


*11 January 2014 - Starting to refoliate


*18 January 2014 - Amazing the growth a week later


* 8 February 2014 - Wire cut off and about to get rewired


*12 February 2014 - Rewired


*2 March 2014 - Still growing strong


*3 April 2014  - The strong growth continues, I was pinching new growth weekly


*10 June 2014 - Even though growth has slowed down now being in the cooler months, it still continues to put out growth.

I am under no illusions that its still a long way off to where I want it but I am pleased with its progress in the little time that I have had it. There are a few areas that will be addressed over the coming years to improve upon, especially in the apex and crown. The pot is too big for it, but there is plenty of time to get it in a more suitable one, no rush for that and the extra room it is giving the plant will be aiding it in growth. The canopy is 390mm across, height is 290mm and the trunk width is 60mm.

Any thoughts and comments are most welcomed.

Cheers

David


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Re: Clerodendrum inerme

Post  evanB on Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:49 am

Looks like a really fun tree to work with. That bark is really nice! Thanks for sharing.

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Post  MikeG on Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:19 pm

Amazing progression for just one year. Looking really good. Really nice bark. Your friend did a really good job with the base and trunk movement as well.

Mike

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Re: Clerodendrum inerme

Post  efishn on Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:50 pm

Hi David,
so far...... Great work !

thank u for sharing.

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Post  Budi Sulistyo on Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:28 am

Great work David! Thanks.

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Post  David Willoughby on Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:14 am

Thank you for the kind words Evan, Mike, efishn and Budi. It has been a fun species to play with and agree that the bark is fantastic.

Mike, I couldn't agree more with you and feel that he really has done the hard work so far and I have merely only added wire, bent a few branches and trim / pinch new growth. The nebari on this is 140mm and I often say to my friend that he ain't a bad grower of material for a potter lol

Thanks again for the comments.

Cheers

David

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Re: Clerodendrum inerme

Post  Neli on Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:25 am

Real fun material to work with, especially when one knows whit to do with it. Does it flower as bonsai?

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