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English Oak colour

Post  peterh on Wed May 26, 2010 10:00 am

This Oak stands 750mm ( 30" )

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Re: English Oak colour

Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed May 26, 2010 1:25 pm

Nice tree - but why fall color now?

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Re: English Oak colour

Post  Jarrod on Wed May 26, 2010 2:04 pm

Because on one side of the earth it's autumn.

Lovely tree mate, great bark, was this a collected tree? Why country are you in?

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english oak

Post  art_rod on Wed May 26, 2010 2:32 pm

excellent tree Peter !
what soil mix do you use ?

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Re: English Oak colour

Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed May 26, 2010 2:54 pm

Jarrod wrote:Because on one side of the earth it's autumn.

Lovely tree mate, great bark, was this a collected tree? Why country are you in?

I know that I thought Peter was from the UK and that side of the world is in spring. I love you

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Post  fiona on Wed May 26, 2010 3:00 pm

From Australia I believe. Only he can tell us for definite.

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Re: English Oak colour

Post  peterh on Wed May 26, 2010 11:09 pm

Hello,

I live in Canberra, Australia. This was collected but I am not sure when. I think it was around 2000 as I bought it from a member as a stock tree at our annual show in 2002.
The mix is an Australian native mix with Zeolite added..

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Post  Seth Ellwood on Thu May 27, 2010 2:03 am

Nice taper and very well balanced nice one.

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The Mix

Post  deemon on Thu May 27, 2010 3:50 am

Beautiful Tree Peter.

Why are you using the native mix on a non native tree ??

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Re: English Oak colour

Post  Jarrod on Thu May 27, 2010 3:56 am

I thinkthe native mix is used as it doesn't contain water saving crystals, that's the reason I use it. But Peter might have a different reason. Terrific tree.

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Re: English Oak colour

Post  boon on Thu May 27, 2010 4:22 am

very nice, thank you for sharing. it is not often to see good old oak like this

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Post  bonsainotwar on Thu May 27, 2010 4:44 am

Up here in North America,I have always wondered something about Australia.Does it get cold enough for a good dormant period? Has anybody ever gotten a bonsai,epecially a deciduous one down there,from the nortern hemisphere,and had it live?

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Re: English Oak colour

Post  peterh on Thu May 27, 2010 5:48 am

As I mentioned I live in Canberra, Australia’s capital. The location is about 800Metres above sea level. Our temperature will range from about minus 7 deg C in winter to about 40+ deg C during summer.

Deciduous trees from the northern hem have been imported in the past and do survive. It is very difficult to import due to quarantine laws.

I use the mix because I have a lot of natives and it is a good base for my exotics as well. It is neutral PH, no water crystals and is an open mix.

Thank you for the comments.

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Re: English Oak colour

Post  craigw on Thu May 27, 2010 8:03 am

I Live in the dandenong ranges outside Melbourne and we get a couple of dumps of snow a year and yes I have seen some trident and japanese maples come in from Japan and thrive. It takes them a little while to settle in to the seasonal change. We definitely get a nice long dormancy here. Great to see such a beautiful Australian tree on this site.
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