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Post  JimLewis on Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:05 pm

This is the result of an emergency repot this morning. It will have some filling out to do up in the canopy -- I hope! Pot and all 3 3/4 inches.


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Post  moyogijohn on Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:24 am

JIM,, That is a very nice tree !! where in the world do you find such good trunks to make these small trees ?? a good job one more time.. take care john

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:16 pm

Thanx, John.

"Big" is a relative word, of course, but in its former life as a cascade this tree was almost three times as large. Cutting a tree down in size always makes a trunk look larger. That's why it is often better to downsize a tree than to up-grow it.

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:13 pm

Geez Jim I envy you, its looking very good.

I dont know what it is, every Cotoneaster pre- bonsai Ive had, died within 6 months. Yet one tree grows in my garden.  Confused 

Can they be over watered?

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:43 pm

Can they be over watered?

Sure they can, but it's hard in these little pots; it's only 2- inches across. This one was having root problems before the emergency repot. Turns out it was SEVERELY rootbound (easy to do in tiny pots). The root ball was solid as a rock and in order to save it, major surgery was required. So it is even smaller now. Assuming, that is, it survives.

I have little Cotoneaster experience other than with C. dammeri. I tried one when I was in Florida, but I think it was too hot for it down there.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:23 pm

i have a nice little cotoneaster as part of a rock planting and i thought i lost him over this past winter, but i didnt pull him out and now he is finally showing some signs of renewed vigor w/ quite a bit of new growth... still surprised he came back and glad i didnt yank him !

how long was yours in the pot before you repotted and what size pot was it in ?

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:32 pm




It had been in that pot for 2-3 years. The pot was about 2 1/2 inches diameter. Current pot about 2 inches, maybe a little less. Antique Japanese. Got it at a Shohin Club show at the Green Club in Tokyo back in 2000.

And yes, for those who know me better, it is blue. Some pots (but damned few) are meant to be dark blue.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:31 pm

DAMN... i take back what i said when i called mine "a nice little cotoneaster..."

compared to that, mine is a stick in a rock
well maybe not that bad, but still, that is (was) a beauty

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Post  Neli on Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:53 pm

Jim,
I am not sure people understand how hard it is to create and maintain a good mame...BTW in Japan mame are repotted every year.

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:25 pm

In my climate, many of mine get repotted twice a year.

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Post  Neli on Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:05 pm

I only mentioned that because you said you did not repot the top one 2-3 years or maybe I did not understand you.

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:39 pm

That's correct. I've been ill and not attending to my trees as well as I should have been.

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Post  appalachianOwl on Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:57 am

Wow Jim! It's made a radical and wonderful transformation. All things for a reason. Sorry to hear you have been ill though. Thanks for sharing, I would hope a flower update might be in order come spring?

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Post  arihato on Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:20 am

Jime a gorgeous tree and I love the blue pot. Some pots even look good in blue  Laughing 

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Post  JimLewis on Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:47 pm

arihato wrote:Jime a gorgeous tree and I love the blue pot. Some pots even look good in blue  :lol: 

Yep. That's an antique Japanese pot. I acquired it at a shohin show at the Ueno Green Club in Tokyo in 2000. Very thin ceramic -- almost translucent.

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Post  dorothy7774 on Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:39 pm

JimLewis wrote:That's correct.  I've been ill and not attending to my trees as well as I should have been.  

Hope you are feeling okay, Jim. Nice tree(s) by the way.

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:07 pm

Doing as well as I can, Dorothy. Thanks.

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Post  AlainK on Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:38 pm

I hope both of you will recover soon.

Very nice little coto, I much prefer it this way than as a cascade.

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:06 pm

Me too (on both). Thanks.

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Post  KennedyMarx on Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:14 pm

I loved it before as a cascade, but I think it looks much cooler now upright. That old thread with this plant actually inspired me to go out looking for cotoneasters. I had one last year that didn't make it through the winter. I should have repotted it out of the rock hard nursery soil in the spring when I had the chance.

I hope the best for your health (and the plant's).  Very Happy 

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:12 pm

As of this writing, it's not looking good. Will keep hoping.

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