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Ilex serrata

Post  boon on Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:55 am

Starting in 2005, BIB member brought this tree over to work on. we repotted it in January. it was bare root and put back into the pot that it came in. flowers started to come out in April. we pull all of them off. then let it grow till May. it was time to wire.





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Post  boon on Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:08 am

the process was repeated - let the branches grow - then wire in May - rewire in June or July and then again in August. - 2-3 times a year during training. wire cut in very quickly when you let the tree grows. wire was removed and it is rewire. in fall, it is cut back. only 2-4 buds are kept on each branch.
In 2007, we repot it into a show pot. we were planning to show it in 2009
At the end of April 2007, we wired it again.


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Post  boon on Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:13 am

in 2008, we let it bloomed and pollinated. we place small male tree right next to it when it bloom. there is not wire this year. after it grow out 6-8 leaves were kept at the end of each branch. the tree was very full. we have no idea how many berry do we have. November is the time to remove old leaves. After it change color, we pulled all the leaves off. we were surprised to see the number of berry that it had. We showed it in Jan 2009. it received 'Member Choice Award'



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Post  boon on Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:20 am

we cut it back and repot after the show. the flowers were removed. we wired new shoots again. this is the pic of the tree taken in July, 2009


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Post  Heshian on Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:22 pm

Hey Boon,

Thats awesome looking tree. love the progression. thank you

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Post  Ed van der Reek on Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:33 pm

Hi Boon,thank you for showing this cheers
I have also a Ilex,this will be styled in a raft style.
And I will use your information how to style this species ThumbsUp
I will post a photo from the tree that will be styled for the first time by me Very Happy
Greetings Ed


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Post  boon on Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:53 pm

Heshian wrote:Hey Boon,

Thats awesome looking tree. love the progression. thank you

Thank you Heshian,

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Post  boon on Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:58 pm

[quote="Ed van der Reek"]Hi Boon,thank you for showing this cheers
I have also a Ilex,this will be styled in a raft style.
And I will use your information how to style this species ThumbsUp
I will post a photo from the tree that will be styled for the first time by me Very Happy
Greetings Ed

it looks healthy. it is time to wire. it is one of the most brittle tree though. wire application and the bend has to be exact. otherwise branches will break. one nice thing is that, it will bud again if it break. I wire only 4-5 inches from the base of the branch. there is not need to wire all the way to the tip. at the end of growing season. i cut all branches short. I keep triangle shape. ThumbsUp

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Post  boon on Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:02 pm

Sankofabonsai.com wrote:Most beautiful ilex i´ve ever seen.

Congratulations.

Thank you,

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Post  boon on Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:42 am

here is the picture taken today,



flower buds start to form

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Post  John Quinn on Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:29 am

Beautiful Ilex serrata! Do you know which male Ilex variety was used...I tried pollinating with Ilex serrata "Apollo" with berries that were not very long lived...perhaps it was related just to growing conditions.

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Post  GaryWood on Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:37 am

John, if you are looking for a very good and inexpensive male, Chris Kirk at Telperion Farms in Oregon has a good one. The original was grown from seed for stock plant and used for propagation. It's the only pollenator at the nursery and does a great job. A 1gal male can fertilize the world Very Happy
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Post  boon on Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:41 am

John Quinn wrote:Beautiful Ilex serrata! Do you know which male Ilex variety was used...I tried pollinating with Ilex serrata "Apollo" with berries that were not very long lived...perhaps it was related just to growing conditions.

the male tree is alos Illex serrata. it is a cutting less than a pencil size. like Gary said it can fertilize the world.

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Post  Martin S on Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:54 pm

Really great Boon!

A short question: I've heard that it should be possible to...."attach" a branch from the male to the female so that you need the male not longer. Have somebody heared about this? Still I got the male and the female for some month close together but this thing seems for me the better solution.

Martin

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Post  Nik Rozman on Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:15 pm

This is just a great tree Shocked thumbs up

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Post  boon on Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:59 am

Martin S wrote:Really great Boon!

A short question: I've heard that it should be possible to...."attach" a branch from the male to the female so that you need the male not longer. Have somebody heared about this? Still I got the male and the female for some month close together but this thing seems for me the better solution.

Martin

Yes, you can graft a male branch on it. but it may look funny when you have a few branches without fruit when you show it.

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Post  boon on Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:01 am

Nik Rozman wrote:This is just a great tree Shocked thumbs up
Thank you, Nik

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Post  Martin S on Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:02 am

boon wrote:.....
Yes, you can graft a male branch on it. but it may look funny when you have a few branches without fruit when you show it.

Boon, this is a really good argument! Thx..
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Post  ybonsai on Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:56 pm

boon wrote:in 2008, we let it bloomed and pollinated. we place small male tree right next to it when it bloom. there is not wire this year. after it grow out 6-8 leaves were kept at the end of each branch. the tree was very full. we have no idea how many berry do we have. November is the time to remove old leaves. After it change color, we pulled all the leaves off. we were surprised to see the number of berry that it had. We showed it in Jan 2009. it received 'Member Choice Award'



I like this one a lot!
Great nebari, movement and branchstructure!
Allso lovely red fruits!

Best regards,
Yannick

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Post  edson0605 on Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:43 pm

Hi Boon.
It's really a beautiful tree!! Congratulations.
Greetings.
Edson.

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Post  boon on Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:58 pm

thank you, Yannick and Edson.

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Post  petit-arbre on Mon May 10, 2010 1:50 pm

one question about ilex serrata
did you proceed to a defoliation ?

thanks a lot to sharing thise beautifull tree

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Post  boon on Wed May 12, 2010 6:16 am

petit-arbre wrote:one question about ilex serrata
did you proceed to a defoliation ?

thanks a lot to sharing thise beautifull tree

No, i never defoliate fruiting and flowering trees. they need energy from spring leaves.

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Post  boon on Mon May 24, 2010 7:07 am

work on it again today with the owner. thining, some pruning( to 6-8 leaves) and wiring

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