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Post  MACH5 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:18 pm

Hello,

I wanted to share a late summer pic of one of my shohin maples. I purchased this tree many years ago. It is some type of Yatsubusa, but not exactly sure of the variety. Possibly a Kiyohime. It's planted in pure akadama in a Tokoname pot. The tips of the leaves are a bit scorched since it's endured 90+ F degree weather all summer long. I have found this variety to be extremely brittle, and branches and twigs alike break easily when bent even a slight amount so one must be very cautious. Also apical growth is weak, so the crown should not be pruned too hard. Regardless, it's a strong grower and responds beautifully to bonsai techniques.

The tree stands 7" (17.78 cm) tall including pot.

Thank you for looking! Smile

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Post  Guest on Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:29 pm

MACH 5,

nice little tree. "17.78cm"...do you need to be that precise, just kidding.
IMHO-a would personally prefer a shallower and oval pot to enhance the ht appearance of the tree.

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Post  anttal63 on Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:09 am

Very nice Mach, thats a winner!!! I imagine the deeper pot keeps the tree alot happier? cheers
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Post  Guest on Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:17 pm

Great Taper on this little tree. I would be careful that the right branch doesn't get too heavy. The tree looks a lot stronger on the right?

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Post  shimsuki on Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:19 pm

MACH5 wrote:Hello,

I wanted to share a late summer pic of one of my shohin maples. I purchased this tree many years ago. It is some type of Yatsubusa, but not exactly sure of the variety. Possibly a Kiyohime. It's planted in pure akadama in a Tokoname pot. The tips of the leaves are a bit scorched since it's endured 90+ F degree weather all summer long. I have found this variety to be extremely brittle, and branches and twigs alike break easily when bent even a slight amount so one must be very cautious. Also apical growth is weak, so the crown should not be pruned too hard. Regardless, it's a strong grower and responds beautifully to bonsai techniques.

The tree stands 7" (17.78 cm) tall including pot.

Thank you for looking! Smile


Very nice maple! A shallow pot would be nice, but when it gets to be the heat of summer some people can't be home to water more frequently. I like the pot that you have it in, it looks to be a good practical pot that compliments the tree nicely!

Really nice,
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Post  MACH5 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:16 am

jun wrote:MACH 5,

nice little tree. "17.78cm"...do you need to be that precise, just kidding.
IMHO-a would personally prefer a shallower and oval pot to enhance the ht appearance of the tree.

regards,
jun Smile

Thanks Jun. Well it's a precise art afterall Razz I will keep my container options open for the next repotting.
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Post  MACH5 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:18 am

anttal63 wrote:Very nice Mach, thats a winner!!! I imagine the deeper pot keeps the tree alot happier? cheers

Thanks anttal63! Yes no doubt that would be true.
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Post  MACH5 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:27 am

will baddeley wrote:Great Taper on this little tree. I would be careful that the right branch doesn't get too heavy. The tree looks a lot stronger on the right?

Thanks Will! You're absolutely right. I do have to watch that right branch. I have been letting it grow for two reasons. The first it's to let the branch thicken up a bit. The second, is to extend it. I have been getting a kick out of letting the design get wider rather than taller. I would like to keep extending this branch but to your point, I have to be careful not to let the rest of the tree weaken at it's expense. I will most likely thin this branch when leaves fall.
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Post  MACH5 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:31 am

shimsuki wrote:
MACH5 wrote:Hello,

I wanted to share a late summer pic of one of my shohin maples. I purchased this tree many years ago. It is some type of Yatsubusa, but not exactly sure of the variety. Possibly a Kiyohime. It's planted in pure akadama in a Tokoname pot. The tips of the leaves are a bit scorched since it's endured 90+ F degree weather all summer long. I have found this variety to be extremely brittle, and branches and twigs alike break easily when bent even a slight amount so one must be very cautious. Also apical growth is weak, so the crown should not be pruned too hard. Regardless, it's a strong grower and responds beautifully to bonsai techniques.

The tree stands 7" (17.78 cm) tall including pot.

Thank you for looking! Smile


Very nice maple! A shallow pot would be nice, but when it gets to be the heat of summer some people can't be home to water more frequently. I like the pot that you have it in, it looks to be a good practical pot that compliments the tree nicely!

Really nice,
Andrew

Thank you Andrew! My thoughts exactly Smile
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