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Post  laser beam on Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:18 pm

this is a collected crabapple. grows strong and seems to be very hardy. last year i left it outside all winter and it was fine. this year i have it in a much shallower pot. does the tree need extra protection? i am in the cincinnati area.



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Post  pootsie on Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:30 pm

I can't say anything about crabapple, not having dealth with any.

But you should come up to Columbus for our show!

http://columbusbonsai.org/content/columbus-bonsai-society-show-moving-serve-you-better

http://columbusbonsai.org/sites/default/files/SHOW%20FLIER_0.pdf

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Post  Mike Jones on Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:06 pm

Nagasaki Crab Apples are extremely hardy. I have two and both stay out all year round with no additional protection. Having so said they are both 12 months overdue a repot so will stand them on polystyrene and bubble wrap the pots to protect the root mass that runs round and round the edge of the pots.

Very hardy trees indeed. Here is a couple of mine that are getting on a bit now.





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Post  laser beam on Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:25 pm


i know that mine is hardy because last winter it spent months with a thick layer of snow over the soil and when the snow finally melted, the tree had pushed roots out of its lower trunk into the snow! i just dont know exactly how hardy and i dont want it to die!


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Post  Mike Jones on Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:41 am

Last year here in the UK it was cold. The apples had no extra protection...it went down to -11 which admittedly was only for a couple of days, seeing daytime on that occasion stay at -1. There were many-many nights of -3 to -6 with corresponding days teetering around freezing.

Wrapping the pot is always an option as it say using a greenhouse or similar. In any event I have never had to give additional protection to this species.

You may be colder than we of course. It is when it is into minus in the daytime as well as night that can cause the problems.

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:00 pm

Very nice trees. Pretty flowers, good trunks and bases. I would like to see less of a pointy top on both of them, though. Apple trees don't grow that way, generally.


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Post  Orion on Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:03 pm

I'm from S.E. PA and as you know we got hammered by snow. I have an inclosed porch (non-insulated) that also acts as fairly good greenhouse. On the worst days I'll bring them in where the temp. stays fairly consistent around freezing and at times less. I have two Nagasaki Crabapples and like the others have stated, they're tough, as are most crabapples, although I don't want them to get pummeled.

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Post  Mike Jones on Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:39 pm

Many thanks Jim.

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Post  laser beam on Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:32 pm

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here is an update of this tree. i might plan on making it a little shorter in the future. what do you think? probably a different pot too...

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Re: apple

Post  Todd Ellis on Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:12 pm

You could reduce the height, but its current height it makes a fine penjing; will only get better with more ramification! It has great movement. Has it bloomed for you yet? I have one which is approx 10-12 years old and it hasn't bloomed yet Very Happy
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