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Chinese elm

Post  boon on Mon May 17, 2010 6:27 pm

this is a tree from airlayering. it is seperated from the base about 4 years ago. still in training. the work is pruning some strong branches on the top and wire new branches. it is planned to be shown in 3 years.


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Re: Chinese elm

Post  NeilDellinger on Tue May 18, 2010 3:36 am

Boon,
Really nice elm. Its great you showed this tree in its current state. I think Chinese elm often are under utilized and have a bit of a bad reputation. Airlayering is a great option for acquiring great material...especially for shohin. What size is this tree? And, was this airlayered from the apex of a larger tree, or a landscape tree?

Thanks for showing. Its got terrific bark character & very powerful.

Neil

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Re: Chinese elm

Post  boon on Tue May 18, 2010 7:22 am

Neil,
we always get good root system from air layering. there are some problem with chinese elm for bonsai. but i think it is a very good material.
it is 8" tall from the base. I will post more pictures in time.
it was taller bonsai tree. the bottom part is a broom but nebari is not too good.
Thank you,

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Re: Chinese elm

Post  davtree on Tue May 18, 2010 10:58 pm

Boon, can I ask your opinion on the problems you have with Chinese Elm ?

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Re: Chinese elm

Post  boon on Thu May 20, 2010 7:51 am

davtree wrote:Boon, can I ask your opinion on the problems you have with Chinese Elm ?

Hi davtree,
they have problem with poor soil. they will die back.
large cut do not heal well in the pot.
large open wound can shorten the life of the tree.
cut too much on a weak tree can cause it to die back also.

those problems are common to see. people seems to see that they die back easily.

Those are the problems that i usually see when they bring the tree to work with me.

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