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Fringe Tree

Post  moyogijohn on Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:16 pm

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Re: Fringe Tree

Post  Neil Jaeger on Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:04 am

Did you buy the tre today? Thats so funny. I was at Lowes today and bought a sargents juniper for $7.00. Very Happy

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Re: Fringe Tree

Post  Todd Ellis on Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:12 am

Hi John, great color to the "fringes". I have tried to grow these twice, and lost them to the Winter. I had them buried in mulch, in their pots, with my other stock but they did not like this treatment in Zone 7. I recommend, since you are in Zone 6, a cold green house, at the very least good frost protection. Or, plant it in the ground. Good luck! Salut, Todd

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FRINGE TREE

Post  moyogijohn on Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:28 am

neil,,i got it a week ago for 9.00,i thought it was a good deal... Todd i do have a really small green house 6 by 8 ft..that is where it will go...thank you both john

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Fringe Tree

Post  bonsaisr on Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:48 am

Interesting trunk. Where it forks, I would remove the right fork. Farther up, where it forks again, I would cut the right fork, but leave a stub to encourage a smaller branch at that point.
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Re: Fringe Tree

Post  JimLewis on Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:06 pm

I was about to suggest that it be chopped a couple of inches above the fork as it seems a bit tall for the trunk.

But Iris' suggestion would work, too.

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FRING TREE

Post  moyogijohn on Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:20 pm

thank you Iris and Jim for your responce...that sounds good,I guess that would be a spring thing to do or do it now???? I got this tree for the flowersbut i really did not think it would flower again this year..i will try the chop tell me when.....thanks john for posting...

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Fringe Tree

Post  bonsaisr on Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:30 pm

Probably doesn't matter, but heavy pruning in spring causes some trees to bleed a lot of sap.
Are you sure of the identity? Picture doesn't match Chionanthus virginica, the native fringe tree.
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Re: Fringe Tree

Post  Todd Ellis on Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:36 pm

This looks like lorapetalum.

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Post  William Feldman on Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:15 pm

The common name I've seen for Lorapetalum is usually "fringe flower", but I've also seen it called "fringe tree" occasionally. That's the trouble with common names.

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chinese dragon fringe flower

Post  moyogijohn on Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:38 pm

I am sorry,i found the tag,,it says loropetalum chinese monraz..growth fast cold hardy 20 to 10 deg.far. i hope this helps..thank you john

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Fringe flower

Post  moyogijohn on Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:01 pm

Mrs Iris,,i looked at the tree this morning,,you suggestion is to remove the right fork then the upper right fork.. the left side of the tree leans to the back and the root system is not that good if i use the back side for a front.. the trunk would have to be wired to bring it fowared,it is stiff as small as it is..I can do that but there will not be much left..what do you think???? thanks john

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Fringe Flower

Post  bonsaisr on Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:48 pm

The correct spelling is Loropetalum chinense.
Cut off half that right branch now & the rest next year. Don't worry about which way it's leaning. If you can't put it in the ground, put it in a giant training pot with coarse soil.
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loropetalum chinese

Post  moyogijohn on Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:02 am

WELL I did the chop and pruning tonight..boy it sure looks different!!! maybe though it will make a better bonsai tree in the long run.it will take a lot of time to grow new limbs ect. thanks for the help with this one...john

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