Boulevard cypress - need some advice

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Boulevard cypress - need some advice

Post  VladconBonsai on Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:45 am

Here is my new young boulevard cypress and I don't have so much experience with evergreen trees and need some advices. I want to repot it and wire so I'm asking you when is the best time to do that (autumn or spring)? If you look trunk closer you can see "bubbles" from cut off branches, what can I do with that? Also if you have any idea let me know.


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Re: Boulevard cypress - need some advice

Post  Vance Wood on Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:18 am

False Cypress species are a very difficult family of trees to deal with as far as making them into bonsai.  They do not back bud well if at all so if you remove something you will not get it back.  They tend to expand outward along the ends of branches so if you do not keep the branches cut back you will wind up with a bunch of pom poms. This tree is very young not more than five years old and is in need of a fatter trunk. The problem here is the only way to get a fatter trunk is to let the branches grow outward and if you do that if you are not very careful and very smart about the way you do things you will wind up with branches with growth only on the ends.

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Re: Boulevard cypress - need some advice

Post  VladconBonsai on Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:44 am

Thanks, I appreciate your advices. Is the March next year good time to repot this tree?

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Re: Boulevard cypress - need some advice

Post  Vance Wood on Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:50 am

Repotting in March should be OK. Make sure you protect it from freezing weather after the repot.

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Re: Boulevard cypress - need some advice

Post  yamasuri on Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:38 am

I totally agree with Vance. Some time ago I saw picture of nice looking Ch."Boulevard" bonsai. I said myself I'll start one for myself too. I couldn't maintain shape tree the way I want [almost NO back-budding] and besides that tree was really struggle at pot. Now is recovering well in open ground and lost intention to ever try for bonsai again. Simple gave up. The worst for myself is unhealthy sick tree/bonsai. That's just my 2cents

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Boulevard cypress need some advice

Post  john blanchard on Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:04 pm

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t15838-boulevard-project

Check this out, it'll give you some idea of what can be done.

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