meyerii ,a pine image

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meyerii ,a pine image

Post  hinksy on Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:59 am

This garden bonsai tree was first styled by me in 1988, i used to have t0 have two of them untill ,... one of my Red Setter puppies at that time decided that it was goiing to be a teething post , so it had to go !!! , the tree that is ,she had ring barked it just above ground level , but Hey you can`t win them all !!! lol

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"Meyerii"

Post  bonsaisr on Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:01 pm

I assume you mean J. squamata 'Meyeri.' Here is more than you wanted to know on the subject.
"Juniperus squamata is commonly called singleseed juniper because each fleshy, elliptic, blackish, berry-like seed cone it produces contains only one seed. It is native to mountainous areas from Afghanistan to China and Taiwan. It grows somewhat variably in the wild, from prostrate ground cover to spreading shrub to upright shrub/small tree. Awl-shaped, sharply-pointed, gray-green to blue-green needles (to 5/16” long) appear in whorls of three. Each needle has a gray-white band. 'Meyeri’ is an upright, bushy, female cultivar that is often commonly called Meyer, fishback or fishtail juniper. It typically grows to 5’ tall by 4’ wide, but may over time grow to 15’ tall or more. It is noted for its attractive steel-blue foliage. Unfortunately, plant foliage tends to lose some of its ornamental interest over time because dead needles turn brown but remain on the plant. Specific epithet comes from the Latin word for scale in reference to the scaly brown bark of plants in the species. Cultivar name honors Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918) who collected plants in Eastern Asia for the USDA during the early part of the 20th century."
Very interesting treatment of a potboiler species.
Iris

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Re: meyerii ,a pine image

Post  Ian Young on Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:04 pm

I think he means that it's styled in the image of a Pine. Nice image too, but pinching can be a real chore if you have too many of them!

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Post  Ian Warhurst on Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:40 pm

Here is a picture of my Meyerii. This photo was taken before the 2nd branch on the left was brought in closer to the trunk, it looks much better and far more balanced now.

Ian.

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Post  Guest on Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:28 pm

It is a very elegant tree with convincing sabamiki and shari. However, I am not sure if the pot does justice to the tree. Maybe a shallow rectangular pot would be nicer with the tree planted just a little offset to the right.

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Post  Guest on Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:12 pm

Hello Hinksy. With the level of refinement Ian has on his Meyerii, you'll have a stunning tree

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