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Post  Ted Clausen on Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:44 pm

Is Eucalyptus a suitable tree for bonsai? I haven't seen examples before...with good reason possibly? I have recently come into possession of (I believe--not 100% positive) Eucalyptus robustus. It has large leaves and long spaces between leaf nodes. Is it possible to reduce the leaves and improve ramification with this tree? I'm from Hawaii

Thanks in advance for any help

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:00 am

I've seen very few Eucalyptus bonsai -- good or bad. Maybe some of out Ozzies can answer better than I, though. most leaves are too long and large.

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Post  anttal63 on Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:47 am

they all work if they are grown to accomodate their proportions. leaf reduction is very good. personally i think the Nicholii ( peppermint gum ) is by far the most convincing that i have seen. heres some very interesting stuff to check out and you can all make up your own minds. cheers



http://www.ausbonsai.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=479&p=29804&hilit=ted+poynton#p29804

http://www.ausbonsai.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2181

http://www.ausbonsai.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1019&p=9450&hilit=nicholii#p9450

http://www.ausbonsai.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=104&t=457&p=3959&hilit=nicholii#p3959

http://www.ausbonsai.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=104&t=449&p=30510&hilit=river+red+gum#p30510

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Post  bumblebee on Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:33 am

I hope I'm not the only one who doesn't get all the right answers the first try at registering for ausbonsai.com! They recommended that I "try again later". Presumably after a good's night's sleep!

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Post  anttal63 on Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:40 am

try again libby ted has got on! cheers

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Post  bumblebee on Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:09 am

I will. I've got a few eucalyptus in pots and 1 in the ground. They seem to do pretty well here.I'd like to lnow more about these trees before I do anything else to them. Do they airlayer without too much difficulty?

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Post  Ted Clausen on Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:26 am

Thanks very much for the reply anttal63, this actually gives me some hope.

BTW, the only reason I was able to register so quickly on the Aussie forum was upon discovering--after the intial bout of cursing and swearing--that the answers to the math questions are actually posted in parentheses next to the equations.

Here is my tree. What do you think? Any possibilities?










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Post  anttal63 on Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:59 am

ted that is awesome!!! i look forward to seeing what you do with it. cheers

libby yes they do air layer well! cheers

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Eucalyptus

Post  clint1982 on Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:54 am

Hi Ted, Im very impressed with the tree you have. Being from Australia I have a real love for these trees,how long ago did you remove this from the ground. I have not been able to get an of my attempts at collecting them to survive. Google Australian Native plants as bonsai there are a few good specimans on that site.

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Post  Ted Clausen on Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:19 pm

clint1982 wrote:Hi Ted, Im very impressed with the tree you have. Being from Australia I have a real love for these trees,how long ago did you remove this from the ground. I have not been able to get an of my attempts at collecting them to survive. Google Australian Native plants as bonsai there are a few good specimans on that site.


I've only had this tree for about a week, so time will tell. I'm still not entirely convinced I've ID'd this tree correctly though.

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