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Post  JimLewis on Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:53 pm

Pyrus pyrafolia. Fall color. The tree stands 10 inches from the pot rim.



A better look at the split trunk with an on-camera flash.


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Post  moyogijohn on Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:05 pm

JIM,,,I really like this tree although I have never heard of it...It has some good fall color also...how big is this one??? take care john

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:31 pm

Ten inches (as I said). <g>

This is a seedling from a batch of pear relish my wife made in the late 1970s. Seeds, skins, etc., got tossed into the woods. A dozen trees resulted. Most were transplanted along our drive. When last seen they were 40 feet tall and had gorgeous flowers and fall color. This is the only bonsai. In a pot since about 1980.

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:37 pm

Lovely, Jim...thanks for sharing.

Best regards,
Tom

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Post  ogie on Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:06 pm

Lovely color Jim and pretty bonsai,thanks for sharing,,

Regards,
Alex

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Post  moyogijohn on Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:18 pm

SORRY Jim,,,I asked the size and it was right there...i guess i read too fast.. still it is a very nice tree and a old one too!! All your trees seem to have some age witch shows much patience on your part.. you do good work with them and it shows..take care john

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Post  Guest on Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:02 am

Great little tree and good colour too Jim. A very natural look to it. Very Happy

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:21 pm

Thanks all. This is, I guess, the tree that has been in a pot longer than any of my others.

I only wish it would bloom some spring. I guess I'll have to try some "bloom buster" on it, too.

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Post  bonsaisr on Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:01 pm

JimLewis wrote:
I only wish it would bloom some spring.
Many trees, especially in the Rosaceae, require a certain number of chilling hours in order to bloom. In Pyrus pyrifolia (sic) this is 600 winter hours below 45 deg F (7.2 C). You may not be giving it an adequate dormancy.
Iris


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