A few of my smaller figs

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A few of my smaller figs

Post  Hank Miller on Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:10 pm

WE finally have had some warmer weather and I am busy moving trees outside.  Below are a few images of some of my smaller bonsai.  Enjoy. Hank






 Ficus bertt davyiand Ficus natalensis



2 Ficus burtt davyi and a Ficus natalensis




2 Ficus burtt davyi

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Re: A few of my smaller figs

Post  Toshiro on Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:45 pm

I love Ficus. Your trees look very good. how many times did you prune the branches back to get that size leaf?

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Re: A few of my smaller figs

Post  Neli on Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:49 am

Thank for posting Hank. I enjoy so much our African figs.

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Re: A few of my smaller figs

Post  Hank Miller on Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:20 am

The Ficus natalensis  were completely defoliated early this year.  Once the new foliage appears the trees were leaf pruned every week or so. The Ficus burtt davyi are not quite as hardy.  I  usually do not do anything to them until they begin to grow. I seldom completely defoliate.  For the last few weeks I have been leaf pruning tjhe trees.   In both cases when I leaf prune I always remove the terminal buds.  The trick in both cases is to try to get leaf size uniform over the whole tree.

I agree and think that some of the  figs as well as some of the other trees indigenous to Southern Africa are really excellent material for bonsai.   It is unfortunate that more people are not aware of their potential.

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