Was finally able to get one of these potted.

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Was finally able to get one of these potted.

Post  rrubberbandman on Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:44 pm

Hi,
I have tried for 2 years now with no success but finally got one potted.
Have attached 2 pics.
Would these have any possibilities for bonsai?

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Post  DougB on Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:18 pm

Similar to a couple of mine. What species is it?

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Post  Leo Schordje on Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:26 pm

What species? Hard to say without knowing more. There are several members of the Legume family that make good bonsai and there are an even larger number of Legumes that make poor bonsai. Some are good for accent plantings, some are best left in the field.

Good ones include Acacia and Robinia


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Post  William Feldman on Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:14 pm

I see some seed pods there. Can you describe what the blossoms looked like?

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Post  William Feldman on Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:26 pm

Looking closely I see those yellow things in the photo ARE blossoms.  I thought at first they were yellowing leaves.  Based on the Virginia location I think it's a Chamaecrista fasciculata, or partridge pea.  As to whether it would make a good Bonsai, I get the impression that the trunk is already about as thick as it's going to get.

http://www.delawarewildflowers.org/plant.php?id=0464

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamaecrista_fasciculata

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Post  rrubberbandman on Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:19 am

William Feldman wrote:Looking closely I see those yellow things in the photo ARE blossoms.  I thought at first they were yellowing leaves.  Based on the Virginia location I think it's a Chamaecrista fasciculata, or partridge pea.  As to whether it would make a good Bonsai, I get the impression that the trunk is already about as thick as it's going to get.

http://www.delawarewildflowers.org/plant.php?id=0464

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamaecrista_fasciculata
The blooms do not resemble the ones in the links you supplied , but i did enjoy reading them.
I am hoping it is a bonsai possible specie??!!
Bryan

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Post  rrubberbandman on Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:23 am

DougB wrote:Similar to a couple of mine.  What species is it?
Have no clue but hope someone can identify.!

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Post  William Feldman on Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:01 am

Do the leaflets close up when you agitate them?  That would make it Chamaecrista nictitans, or sensitive plant.  I thought they only lived farther south, but the map on the USDA link says otherwise.

http://newfs.s3.amazonaws.com/taxon-images-1000s1000/Fabaceae/chamaecrista-nictitans-ha-atal.jpg

http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=chnin2

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Post  rrubberbandman on Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:11 pm

William Feldman wrote:Do the leaflets close up when you agitate them?  That would make it Chamaecrista nictitans, or sensitive plant.  I thought they only lived farther south, but the map on the USDA link says otherwise.

http://newfs.s3.amazonaws.com/taxon-images-1000s1000/Fabaceae/chamaecrista-nictitans-ha-atal.jpg

http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=chnin2
They dont close up when agitated...but do close up during hottest part of day and at night.
The blooms are smaller than a pea.....and have no color other than yellow to them.
Bryan

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Post  rrubberbandman on Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:54 pm

Do you think I could overwinter this under T-5 lighting?
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