Repotting a Trident Ficus

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Repotting a Trident Ficus

Post  Rob Kempinski on Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:16 pm

I always felt this Japanese shallow oval pot was a bit too small for this massive trunked Willow Leaf Ficus. So yesterday I repotted into a bigger glazed Chinese pot. What do you think?


Before. This is actually the back of the tree. I forgot to turn it around for the photo. Embarassed



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Re: Repotting a Trident Ficus

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:27 pm

Clearly better and the color doesn't clash with the folage.

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Re: Repotting a Trident Ficus

Post  Guest on Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:44 pm

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Re: Repotting a Trident Ficus

Post  Rob Kempinski on Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:03 pm

Sankofabonsai wrote:Stunning Tree!!!

Trident ficus is Nerifolia???

Thank you so much.

Trident Ficus is my name for this tree. I can't grow trident maples in my climate so I use Willow Leaf Ficus to accomplish the same design goals as one would do with a trident maple. Also this tree happens to be triple trunk - hence the trident! Wink Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:20 pm

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Re: Repotting a Trident Ficus

Post  LSBonsai on Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:34 pm

Rob Kempinski wrote:I always felt this Japanese shallow oval pot was a bit too small for this massive trunked Willow Leaf Ficus. So yesterday I repotted into a bigger glazed Chinese pot. What do you think?


Before. This is actually the back of the tree. I forgot to turn it around for the photo. Embarassed



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Very nice tree, great improvement on the pot too.

I would consider tweaking the planting angle. Right now it looks a bit unbalanced in my humble opinion.

Just a couple degrees to the left, as shown below. (keep the pot level though Smile - too lazy to do a proper virt).


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Re: Repotting a Trident Ficus

Post  Todd Ellis on Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:34 pm

Rob, very nice!

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Re: Repotting a Trident Ficus

Post  Seth Ellwood on Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:48 am

looks way better and more balanced in that pot the small one was way too small(or the tree was getting way to big). I agree the color of the new pot is great for this tree.

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Re: Repotting a Trident Ficus

Post  Jerry Meislik on Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:19 am

Rob,
Looking good in the new pot. Move it a bit to the left?
Jerry

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Re: Repotting a Trident Ficus

Post  Jose O. Rivera on Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:58 am

Hi Rob

Beautiful tree. Thank you for sharing, i like the pot too.

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Re: Repotting a Trident Ficus

Post  jrodriguez on Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:25 pm

Rob,

Try Acer Buergeranium var. Ningpoense. It should grow well for you.

Kind Regards,

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Re: Repotting a Trident Ficus

Post  Rob Kempinski on Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:43 pm

jrodriguez wrote:Rob,

Try Acer Buergeranium var. Ningpoense. It should grow well for you.

Kind Regards,

Jose Lui
Any idea where to get them?

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Re: Repotting a Trident Ficus

Post  jrodriguez on Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:15 pm

Rob,

Try www.forestfarm.com . They should have it. It tolerates zones 6-10, and although i do not live in any of these, it is equally happy in my yard.

Kind regards,

Jose Luis


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Re: Repotting a Trident Ficus

Post  Rudi_G on Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:02 pm

Rob,

Very nice tree!

The willow leaf ficus is quite a slow grower here in the Philippines.

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