Texas Ebony (Future styling suggestions?)

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:22 am

KimchiMonger,
[wish I knew your real name ]

it does my heart good to see such passion for Bonsai, and for one tree. Excellent work.

*One problem though, [ I would have sent this PM, but I don't know if you would see it,] you have mixed up the Bucida spinosa of Billy's and mine in your - Texas Ebony Bonsai Tree Photos - section.

What's next ?
Take care.
Khaimraj

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:09 am

KimchiMonger wrote:http://www.lovethatkimchi.com/Texas_Ebony/Texas_Ebony_Ebenopsis_ebano.html

Two photos on your site under my name are not Texas Ebony. Only the second photo is Texas Ebony, the first and third are Budica spinosa.

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Post  KimchiMonger on Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:24 pm

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:KimchiMonger,
[wish I knew your real name ]
it does my heart good to see such passion for Bonsai, and for one tree. Excellent work.
*One problem though, [ I would have sent this PM, but I don't know if you would see it,] you have mixed up the Bucida spinosa of Billy's and mine in your - Texas Ebony Bonsai Tree Photos - section.
Khaimraj

Howdy Billy and Khaimraj,

My real name is Randy Stewart.

Thanks for noticing that! I'm clearing those pics out today. Forward me any other information/photos you'd like to include and I'll certainly provide a link back to your site or e-mail address. I'd like to fatten the pages up with such little on the internet regarding this species as Bonsai.


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Post  KimchiMonger on Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:48 pm

Week 5 of growing Texas Ebony (Ebenopsis ebano) from seed. Lookin' good!






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Re: Texas Ebony (Future styling suggestions?)

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:28 pm

Randy,

congrats on your healthy children.

Do you have any really old Texas Ebonys near you, or can get images ?
How long do they live for ?
Size of trunks of old trees ?

Very interesting.
Khaimraj

* I have a Texas persimmon in the grow trough as well - ha ha.
And a few Texas sage.
My sister is also a Texas anything groupie.
My dad went did his degree on Oil Drilling in Texas.

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Re: Texas Ebony (Future styling suggestions?)

Post  KimchiMonger on Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:42 am

Khaimraj Seepersad,

Believe it or not, I don't have Texas Ebony (Ebenopsis ebano) growing wild in my North Texas area! It's not a common species here or central Texas as it is predominantly found in deep South Texas about ten hours south of here. During the Rio Grande Valley winter freezes of '83 and '89, much of the species along with the citrus industry was heavily damaged or killed off. At the time I was a teenager and had no interest in gardening and much less the welfare of trees. Otherwise I would of been like a crazed lunatic trying to harvest and save them all.

Since then, the species has recovered greatly and I'll be continuing my own propagation efforts here in North Texas.

The tree grows up to 20-30' and lives 150-200 years.


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Post  KimchiMonger on Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:26 pm

The Texas Ebony (Ebenopsis ebano) seedlings are coming along well. Five seemed to of died off but before discarding them, I transplanted them into seed starter soil mix and two of them have new leaf growth - they might make it!

The other 30 are happy clams now enjoying real sun after being germinated and kept indoors November through end of March. Our winter brought temps in the low teens for a while with minimal sun. Unable to withstand much below 40 degrees, these were kept indoors by a large window as the only source of light.

The larger tree is the original 22" tall that was kept indoors all winter as well. Photo taken late February '11.

Texas Ebony (Ebenopsis ebano) at 4mos. follow the bigger tree.

Interesting how this species comes into the world complete with all characteristics of older trees with it's twice compound opposite attached leaflet pairs and thorns!

I've posted these and other photos at my site dedicated to Texas Ebony sp. here:

http://www.lovethatkimchi.com/Texas_Ebony/Texas_Ebony_Ebenopsis_ebano.html

Amazing nature and fun adventure.







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Re: Texas Ebony (Future styling suggestions?)

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:23 pm

Randy,

good to hear from you again.

Great news, on my birthday, I visited an out of the way plant nursery, and guess what they had thrown away in a corner -------- yup ----------- a Texas ebony!! cheers
No one knew where it came from, but I bought it and it is home in the grow trough.

Trying for a 3 to 4 inch trunk. Will keep you informed.
Khaimraj

p.s You are still showing in the movie photos my Bucida spinosa - ha ha ha

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Post  momcat66 on Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:31 am

I'm curious how much your little ones off eBay have grown in the last year? I bought some about the same size about a month ago. I'm also in Texas btw, in Beaumont. Smile
I love the look of these trees! I also have some Texas sage and Silverado sage in the works.

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Texas Ebony etc.

Post  bonsaisr on Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:57 am

First of all, the botanical name for dwarf black olive has been changed to Bucida molineti. Don't shoot the messenger. No
The idea that sharply pointed grains of gravel promote root division is a myth. Root division is initiated at a molecular level and has nothing to do with the shape of the gravel. Actually, maximum air space and drainage are achieved by having soil particles as spherical as possible. Look at ball bearings.
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Re: Texas Ebony (Future styling suggestions?)

Post  KimchiMonger on Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:13 pm

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:Randy,
No one knew where it came from, but I bought it and it is home in the grow trough. Trying for a 3 to 4 inch trunk. Will keep you informed.
Khaimraj
p.s You are still showing in the movie photos my Bucida spinosa - ha ha ha

I've attached a couple of pics of the Ebay purchases and a couple of seedlings grown from seed here. This can be a little slow growing but it grows and shows with the lighter colored new leaf growth. A couple of these have reached the two foot height I was aiming for and now cropping back to encourage growth elsewhere.

Can you message me here with a link to the page where I'm still showing your Bucida spinosa in the wrong slideshow category? I have so much going on with online photos and archiving that I've lost track of that one you speak of. Thanks!



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Update

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Thu May 31, 2012 9:18 am


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My babies

Post  milehigh_7 on Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:15 am

Just 13 days from seed collection. I am getting very near to 100% germination rate. cheers


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Re: Texas Ebony (Future styling suggestions?)

Post  Jkd2572 on Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:42 am

Glad to find a post about the Texas ebony. It's the only tropical I have. Finds a nice place in my office during the winter.

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Re: Texas Ebony (Future styling suggestions?)

Post  Jkd2572 on Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:56 am

http://bonsainut.com/forums/showthread.php?8571-Pictures-of-my-trees-malsi-and-all./page2&highlight=Back+yard
My Texas ebony is on this page.

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