Autumn arriving on Siberian Elm

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Post  Mike Jones on Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:04 pm

By the day the leaves are turning. With this particular Siberian Elm I enjoy the Winter look just as much. I have purchased a beautiful round pot for the Spring repot.

Tree size approx 32" high and 24" wide & deep. Getting heavy to lift now.

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:13 pm

Great tree but why a round pot?

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Post  Mike Jones on Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:18 pm

I took the tree with me when I was looking, and the round one just really seemed to work. If when I come to put the tree in it next year it does not actually work then at least I have another for the pot.

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Autumn arriving on Siberian Elm

Post  Guest on Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:53 pm

Hello Mike. I like the oval pot with this tree. The muted glaze goes well with the grey bark. Is this a formal upright or broom?. The canopy is a bit of a ball though. Have you thought about some separation in the branch structure, for some negative spaces?

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Re: Autumn arriving on Siberian Elm

Post  Mike Jones on Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:02 pm

Hi Will

It happens to be bolt upright with no lean at all. It is not really a traditional broom style as the branches drop slightly to achieve the overall shape rather than rising as a broom would generally do.

Strangely enough about 5 years or so ago I did just what you have suggested and it simply did not work ... not for me anyway. Its Winter ramification is a real treat.

It has never seen a wire, just clip and grow from start to (I was going to say finish).

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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:07 pm

I grow most of my deciduous for their Winter image and they tend to look similar to yours in the Summer. Look forward to seeing a pic in a month or two. Very Happy

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Post  jersanct on Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:15 pm

Wow...I thought these were supposed to be difficult trees that would abandon branches on a whim...I'm not seeing signs of any abandoned branches in a canopy that full. Thinking back, I don't remember anyone ever sharing a Siberian Elm on any forum I follow...I only have seen people sharing warnings about them. Thanks for sharing it.

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Re: Autumn arriving on Siberian Elm

Post  Mike Jones on Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:28 pm

will baddeley wrote:I grow most of my deciduous for their Winter image and they tend to look similar to yours in the Summer. Look forward to seeing a pic in a month or two. Very Happy

One quick one from last Winter looking slightly downwards.

Will post an update in 6-8 weeks of this years.


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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:33 pm

Wow Mike, thats some serious ramification. How strongly do you feed?

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Post  Mike Jones on Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:43 pm

Nothing special really Will. I seaweed feed two weekly, and have been using Kaizen 0-10-10 from early September through Octobers. Each year I am fairly brutal in cutting back, I remove an inch at least all over and constantly pinch down to one set of leaves. Its ramification is actually better this year than it has been for years. Maybe because I went in a bit harder than usual.

I have been playing with the organic phostagen feed as well this year. Leaf size has stayed tiny. I cannot choose a watering regime with this one as it drinks for England. Even starting slowly in early Spring makes no difference.

Thank you BTW.

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Re: Autumn arriving on Siberian Elm

Post  Pavel Slovák on Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:15 pm

Hi Mike.

Really beautiful tree. I liked the pot. Although oval pot would also be suitable.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:23 am

Love that ramification.
Thanks for posting.
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Post  shimsuki on Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:42 am

Nice Ramification!

Who is the potter of the current pot?


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Post  my nellie on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:22 am

This elm has majesty, indeed!

Mike Jones wrote: ... ... ...It has never seen a wire, just clip and grow from start to (I was going to say finish).

Mike
I remember having read the above in some other thread of yours, sir.
This is something that really fascinates me and this is the path that I would like to follow with my trees, as much as I can accomplish this.

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Post  pongsatorn.k on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:34 am

WOW!!!!! see that crezy detailsss!! What a Face

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Re: Autumn arriving on Siberian Elm

Post  Mike Jones on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:40 am

Thank you all for the kind comments. The tree is not in show condition right now. I like to let them have some periods of do what they will.

The pot I believe is a Walsall ceramics, but I will need to confirm.

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Re: Autumn arriving on Siberian Elm

Post  NeilDellinger on Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:22 pm

Great tree. I have also heard siberian elms are problematic. The pot is a Walsall...I have one in the same style.

I recall on a different thread Boone making a statement about elms (chinese/cork bark) being prone to dropping branches & die back if feeding was not sufficient. Maybe thats the secret with the siberian elms.

I think some people in the US would pay to have them exterminated...they're a like weeds everywhere you go.

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