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Gmelina progression.

Post  gpdno on Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:53 am

Hello folks,
i wanted to share my gmelina philippensis progression.  I started this tree in a workshop back in August of this year.

My happy little tree.


After a wee bit of pruning.


Three months later.

I pretty happy with the development so far.  The apex still needs some work but the tree grows like a weed so in a few years it should start looking nice.

Thanks,
Greg

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:05 pm

it looks like the heavily wired branch was pulled to the left and out of the large negative space... yes ?

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:29 pm

At last someone else who grows Gmelinas - Very Happy

Greg,

are they not great shrubs ?

Wait until you see the bark as it ages.

On our side it is not wired, just grow and clip.
Please keep the group updated.

Also could you ask around and see if the lifespan is truly just around 50 years.
Thanks for posting.
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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:04 pm

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:At last someone else who grows Gmelinas - Very Happy

aka the pecker on the front of a parrots face Razz
(per the other thread)

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Post  gpdno on Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:37 am

kevin stoeveken wrote:it looks like the heavily wired branch was pulled to the left and out of the large negative space... yes ?

Kevin,
Yes, that branch is being moved up and to the right.  There are several buds on the back side of the upper trunk that I'm planning on growing out to fill the empty space.  

Greg

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Post  gpdno on Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:48 am

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:At last someone else who grows Gmelinas - Very Happy

Greg,

are they not great shrubs ?

Wait until you see the bark as it ages.

On our side it is not wired, just grow and clip.
Please keep the group updated.

Also could you ask around and see if the lifespan is truly just around 50 years.
Thanks for posting.
Laters.
Khaimraj

They are great! and grow like crazy.  I have two planted in the ground and they have doubled in size over the last four months.  Not sure about the lifespan

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:47 pm

just my opinion, and it is only based on the 2D image,
but moving that branch seems to have created a problem that did not need to be fixed, but now does...
and only added confusion to the left side of the tree...

perhaps it could have been left in place until the expected buds do what you expect them to ? scratch

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Post  LanceMac10 on Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:17 pm

I, too, stand in a bit of a bewilderment. Is that shot from the rear?

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:34 pm

Lance,Kevin,

looks like the, in the repotting the shrub was straightened.
Until.
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Post  gpdno on Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:14 pm

kevin stoeveken wrote:just my opinion, and it is only based on the 2D image,
but moving that branch seems to have created a problem that did not need to be fixed, but now does...
and only added confusion to the left side of the tree...

perhaps it could have been left in place until the expected buds do what you expect them to ? scratch

Kevin,

I actually agree with you so thanks for the input. Heck if I new what i was doing... well where would the fun be in that...
It's growing really fast and nice. Overall for just 3 months of training I have plenty of opportunities it fix my mistakes Smile

Greg

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:36 pm

Beware of large cuts / wounds, they tend to rot and not heal.[ over 1/4 of an inch ]
Shrub survives through base of trunk suckers.
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Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:32 pm

yes... when i had one, i do recall that they were very fast at throwing shoots...

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