[2015-] Cork Bark Chinese Elm I

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[2015-] Cork Bark Chinese Elm I

Post  akhater on Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:01 am

Here is a new ulmus parvifolia 'corticosa' I just got my hands on yesterday (Cork Bark Chinese Elm) & I am opening this thread to document it (hopefully)

I am hoping for any input / advise etc... to make this into a nice shohin in a couple of years


The seedling as I got it



This morning repot

I did a root selection, removed the big roots and dead ones etc...

To try to spread the nebari I first fixed it to a bottle cap


I then decided it was easier/better to use the top of a pot inverted So I fixed the pot top to the colander


and added the tree and fixed both


It is in 100% perlite and the colender is very big compared to the tree so I guess it will give it enough room to grow for a couple of years

Plans for this year is to let it grow without any more cutting just feeding it and let it grow wild






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Re: [2015-] Cork Bark Chinese Elm I

Post  Guest on Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:26 am

Hi Akhater

I look forward to follow your work with the tree...also the use of perlite, it is not something I am sed to use.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  M. Frary on Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:50 pm

Maybe bend it up a bit once it gets going. Feed heavily. And look out! These grow like monsters.

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Post  akhater on Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:09 am

Just to keep the "journal" up to date

2 days after the repot (on the 21st) it started to wither, maybe too much stress (travel, repotting when it had already leafs etc..)

I created some kind of a mini-greenhouse to keep humidity high and today (2 days later) it looks already better. Think I will keep it for about 2 weeks

Pic as of the 21st





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Post  JimLewis on Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:03 pm

Good luck. I think, however, it may take a bit more than 2 years to get it into something that will turn into a decent shohin size tree.

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Re: [2015-] Cork Bark Chinese Elm I

Post  akhater on Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:50 pm

JimLewis wrote:Good luck.  I think, however, it may take a bit more than 2 years to get it into something that will turn into a decent shohin size tree.  

Thanks Jim ,

always appreciate your, and others, input

I'm not in a hurry Smile I've been in and out of the hobby so many times. This time I am counting on taking it slowly

Cheers

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Post  Guest on Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:31 pm

Hi Akhater

I hope your tree survive, and make a good bonsai in the future...as soon as it is doing well again, and have started to grow, can you start fertilizing it...do this all summer, and let it grow as it pleases...

Kind regards Yvonne

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Re: [2015-] Cork Bark Chinese Elm I

Post  akhater on Sun May 03, 2015 11:06 am

It is doing much better now, it is out again and will add sun exposure gradually over the next few days...

And I think I will also start fertilization like Yvonne suggested

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Re: [2015-] Cork Bark Chinese Elm I

Post  Guest on Mon May 04, 2015 8:04 am

This is good news Akhater, I am very happy for you Smile
Will look forward to update later

Kind regards Yvonne

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Re: [2015-] Cork Bark Chinese Elm I

Post  akhater on Tue May 26, 2015 10:35 am

Just a quick update, the tree is healthy but not pushing new growth it is just "sitting here".

Maybe it just needs time to pickup, no rush will wait more it doesn't look weak or anything just slow


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