Prunus - Korabuki?

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Prunus - Korabuki?

Post  Rick36 on Tue May 05, 2015 5:46 pm




Last year my other half threw out a 10 year old Prunus (Incisa? possibly "Fujima")
I picked up the carcass and planted it in a seed tray as you can see.
This is it today, flowering quite reasonably. From the overall picture, all I can visualise is "Clump - korabuki style."Would anyone agree? If not, other suggestions please. If agreed, please advise how you would go about it.  If no hope, please say so - I will not be hurt! Would appreciate any sort of input. Thank you.


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Re: Prunus - Korabuki?

Post  Tentakelaertje on Tue May 05, 2015 8:07 pm

Looks great, Rick!
Why would your other half throw such a nice tree out?
Could you please explain why you want this to grow a korabuki?
I think a kabudachi or fairytale style would not misfit either. For both I'd shorten the trunks, cut away the second one from the left, bring the leftie and the second (now third) from left closer to each other, in moving the leftie a little upwards. Also, curve trunk 3 and 4 (now 4 and 5). For kabudachi, curve it slightly, and for the fairytale style, curve all trunks heavily.
Personally, I like the fairytale style better, as I feel it lies a lot closer to the sould of the tree, and makes a very unique bonsai.
This would make a great, but typical kabudachi, so it wouldn't be as unique as the fairytale style.
If you wish I can draw it for you, to visualize it.

Last question: what is exactly the difference between korabuki and kabudachi?

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Re: Prunus - Korabuki?

Post  Rick36 on Wed May 06, 2015 1:22 pm



Hello, Tentakelaertje, and thanks for the response.
My wife prefers to grow perennials these days and has been throwing out shrubs and small trees in favour of her current favourites. ( I'm lucky that I am still here!) I rescue them and try to improve their styling.
I thought this one could be "Korabuki" after reading Deborah Koreshoff - it is just another clump style, but with the main stump raised up like a turtle's back, or a dome.
Kabudachi tends to have a flatter base before branching - according to my research.
It would be good to see a drawing of your idea. I attach a pic of the base, showing that (imho) it needs to be cleaned up to look more attractive.
Thank you again. Cheers. Rick.

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