What the heck are these?

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What the heck are these?

Post  Jay Gaydosh on Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:13 pm

I purchased two odd trees at last year's bonsai show. No one was sure what they were but they looked cool!

The first three photos look like a Fukien Tea, but it never has had any flowers of berries. It was rounded and fully domed, but I recently began to open it up and look for the shape I wanted to go with.







This last one has never seen "soil", I got it planted in what looks like fishtank gravel, but it is doing OK. I plan on repotting it before putting it in my tropical plant are in the basement.



ID, suggestions and criticisms welcome! (Remember, there isn't much I have in final "pottage" so that would be a wasted criticism, but welcome just the same.

Jay

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Re: What the heck are these?

Post  Smithy on Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:19 pm

The last one looks like Euonymus fortunei 'emerald and gold'

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:27 pm

If you are correct, and the photos I found while looking Euonymous f. says that it is zone 5 to 8 hardy evergreen. Guess this one should go to the cold frame? I left this one in the tropical area of my basement last year. Died back a little this summer but looks healthy now. Again, I plan on repotting into some better prepared bonsai mix.

Thanks,

Jay

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:31 pm

Is the first one a dwarf holly?

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:34 pm

I dunno! That's why I asked, but don't holly leaves have the scalloped edges, or just some? To me it looks like it could be some kind of Ficus and again it has a very similar structure to the Fukien Tea.

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Post  Russell Coker on Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:47 pm

Billy M. Rhodes wrote:Is the first one a dwarf holly?

Yes. Looks like Ilex crenata 'helleri'.

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:02 pm

Apparently, you are both correct. Thanks! I found the following photo on a web search:



Cool! I figured it would take some time to get these. Now I can update my journal.

Jay

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Post  Hawaiian77 on Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:41 am

Howzit Jay,

"Miss Kitty" wanted to know, do you live next to a pre-school? She sees the play stuff in the background of the first picture and was getting excited. Very Happy Very Happy Just because she's a pre-school teacher.

A Hui Hou,
-Tim Cool

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:38 am

It's the neighbors. They have 2 preschoolers!

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