Alnus??

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Alnus??

Post  Ian Young on Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:27 pm

I'm looking after a few trees for a club member for a week or two. When he dropped them off I noticed this nice little Alnus Glutinosa, Common Alder.





I have an Alder myself and, to be honest, took it for granted that it was a Common Alder. On comparing it to this one, I now believe it to be be a Grey Alder, Alnus Incana. Sorry no photo.

I was recently impressed by the Alder in the 'Best of British Bonsai 2009' book owned by Terry Adams and winner of a Certificate of Special Merit. Again I don't have a photo I can legally post. Perhaps someone has a photo from the show.

I would love to see a few more Alder Bonsai if anyone cares to post them on this thread.

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Post  Jarrod on Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:13 pm

Amazing little tree Ian, your friend should be proud. Can you possibly tell me how tall this tree is? I have recently purchased a large piece of stock and the main issue In my mind was leaf size.

Thanks.

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:56 am

I like your tree and the great nebari.
Alder don't grow in Florida so I can't share any photos though.

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Post  Russell Coker on Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:18 am

Rob Kempinski wrote:Alder don't grow in Florida so I can't share any photos though.

Well, maybe not your part of Florida. Alnus serrulata is plenty of the northern counties...

http://plants.usda.gov/java/county?state_name=Florida&statefips=12&symbol=ALSE2

But I can't share any photos either!

R

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Post  Ian Young on Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:09 am

Jarrod,

It's about 12 inches tall or 30cm.

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Post  Jarrod on Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:58 pm

Wow, thought it was larger, credit to the owner. The tree I have purchased will stand roughly three times as tall. So I guess the leaves won't be an issue at all.

Love to get some more notes on the care of this tree from the owner if it's possible, though I imagine they are similar to birch and beech??

Thanks for posting this up once again, lovely.

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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:16 pm

great nebari!


regards,
jun

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