large nursery taxus

View previous topic View next topic Go down

large nursery taxus

Post  brian soldano on Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:56 pm

homedepot end of season clearance. I paid $4 usd for each of these 7ft tall taxus shrubs.!!! I should go back for more!
. they sit burlap wrapped in what appears to be clay in 7 gallon pots. since they were so big I could only fit 4 of them in the back of my vw. I had to cut them pretty hard to make em fit but I wasn't walking away from that price or size the trunks on them are at least 3-4 inches with plenty of lower and inner growth.

now my question is should I keep going now ive got them home and get rid of stuff I know I wont use in the design of the tree, or let them be til spring and chop out the mess and repot at the same time? I know you guys will send me in the right direction

brian soldano
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: large nursery taxus

Post  jalbright on Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:06 am

I tend to keep new trees for a few months before rushing in to make major changes. And I've also learned the hard way that yews are not bullet proof. My suggestion is don't do anything until the spring then consider repotting into bonsai soil. Take your time.

Jay
avatar
jalbright
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: large nursery taxus

Post  augustine on Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:22 pm

Great deal with one caveat. If they are the upright growing type, sometimes named 'Hicksii' it's a challenge to wire down the branches for horizontal growth. You'll need to wire and wire and new growth will be upright.

On the plus side you can create a beautiful base and deadwood.

Best

augustine
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: large nursery taxus

Post  brian soldano on Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:13 pm

Finally getting somewhere with these messes



brian soldano
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: large nursery taxus

Post  LanceMac10 on Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:13 pm

I just broke my neck. Look like your chippin' away at it...I think...... Very Happy

Looks like in good health, that's key. Now let 'em rest. Maybe. What a Face
avatar
LanceMac10
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: large nursery taxus

Post  AlainK on Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:47 pm

Very good job.

Don't hurry;:
avatar
AlainK
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: large nursery taxus

Post  brian soldano on Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:24 pm

Bummer they posted sideways

brian soldano
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: large nursery taxus

Post  brian soldano on Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:21 pm

Thanks guys. Recovery is in full swing til next fall

brian soldano
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: large nursery taxus

Post  BrendanR on Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:56 pm

Would you consider a guy wire on the long trunk and bend it way down so that you can work towards something like this:

http://bonsai4me.com/Images/AThawthorninformalbroom/Hawthorn%20bonsai%20update%20sept11%20(1).jpg


BrendanR
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: large nursery taxus

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum