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Old Buxus from Poland

Post  Jacek_Rostkowski on Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:36 am

Hello! i collected this buxus with my father recently. what do you think about iT?? any ideas?




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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:47 am

Jacek,
hi.
is the tree you collected the big one in the photo?
its huge! how big is it? the trunk got a very good twisted form.

regards,
jun Smile

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Post  Jacek_Rostkowski on Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:08 pm

yes it is Very Happy
its about 5-6meters, i think the tree is about 60 years old or maby more..

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Post  Nik Rozman on Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:42 pm

Wow i've never seen a box as a tree. Nice find ThumbsUp

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:52 pm

You planning on making a shohin out of it, right? Laughing

From the photos it is already storting to back bud. With a trunk like that it should look awesome. Any chance of repotting it in a LARGE grow box and spending a few years airlayering off the top sections till you get to the bottom?

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Post  Jacek_Rostkowski on Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:12 pm

Jay Gaydosh wrote:You planning on making a shohin out of it, right? Laughing

From the photos it is already storting to back bud. With a trunk like that it should look awesome. Any chance of repotting it in a LARGE grow box and spending a few years airlayering off the top sections till you get to the bottom?

Jay

i don't know yet, becouse we have a lot of trees, and a lot of work with it. today i took photos and posted it - i was wonderin\g what do You think about it Very Happy
everythink will be clear tommorow or day after it

edit- tommorow i will post pics of the secon buxus - same high, but trunk is diffrent Smile

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:35 pm

Interesting trunk but no branches down low. What time frame are you putting on this tree?

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Post  Attila Soos on Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:50 pm

Rob Kempinski wrote: What time frame are you putting on this tree?

Come on Rob, that's like asking a lady about her age Twisted Evil

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Post  Jacek_Rostkowski on Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:41 am

Rob Kempinski wrote:Interesting trunk but no branches down low. What time frame are you putting on this tree?
yes its a shame but i can do nothing about it :/

what do you mean saying time frame?

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:36 pm

Jacek_Rostkowski wrote:
Rob Kempinski wrote:Interesting trunk but no branches down low. What time frame are you putting on this tree?
yes its a shame but i can do nothing about it :/

what do you mean saying time frame?

Obviously is a big trunk so the first branch will need to be fairly large. It is budding back which is good but the question was how long will it take in your climate to grow a substantially thick first branch to make a credible bonsai? Considering boxwood I would think maybe 5 to 10 years.

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Post  Guest on Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:52 am

...probably more than that time Rob. 15 years maybe and 20 to be proportioned to the trunk.

its a very good point. in my case, some times i keep on forgetting that consideration in my own search for good material. trunk size does matters. i want a bonsai that i will enjoy in my lifetime personally and not just for my grandchildren in the future.

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Re: Old Buxus from Poland

Post  AlainK on Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:44 am

Czesc Jacek,

Maybe a jin-ten (dead wood at the top, as if struck by a lightning) would be a good option.

One of the best specialists for buxux in france is Fran├žois Gaut, perhaps you can get some inspiration from his work :

buxux 1

buxux 2

collection a collection of trees he showed on various exhibits.

Of course, Fran├žois lives in the south of France : Nick, i've seen box-trees as high as 5 metres there, with a huge butress. But the climate is different, and it will take more time where you live to achieve a good result.

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Re: Old Buxus from Poland

Post  Jacek_Rostkowski on Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:06 pm

Rob, im only 20 years old, so i have plenty of time Very Happy it have great roots, so it will be growing great.

Alain - thanks a lot!! thumbs up

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