Some Type of Cypress ?

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Some Type of Cypress ?

Post  Diamondlea on Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:54 pm

Greeting All

I got this cypress over the weekend and it did not have a tag saying what type it was, so I was hoping that maybe some could help me identify it and then I can read up on it. I have been reading A LOT lately, however I maybe need to get a good book that is more specific to the different types and how to care for them.

Thank You ! (zone 8b)
Leah

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Re: Some Type of Cypress ?

Post  Randy_Davis on Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:21 pm

Diamondlea wrote:Greeting All

I got this cypress over the weekend and it did not have a tag saying what type it was, so I was hoping that maybe some could help me identify it and then I can read up on it.

Thank You ! (zone 8b)
Leah

Leah,

Your tree is Chamaecyparis pisifera "Boulevard" or commonly refered to as a Boulevard cypress. Commonly used for bonsai. Read up or go to a Club and find someone that can give you the details on pruning and care as they can be difficult to keep the foliage in good shape unless you prune and pluck properly.

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Re: Some Type of Cypress ?

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:26 pm

Take a look at:

http://www.bonsai-bci.com/species/hinoki.html

We can't grow these in Florida, too hot and/or humid.

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Re: Some Type of Cypress ?

Post  RichLewis on Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:35 pm

Chamaecyparis (often called 'false cypresses') don't grow new foliege from older wood, so they need plenty of sunlight to prevent dieback of green tissue. You can pluck out the new foliege continually throughout the growing season to prevent too much self shading. They don't like to dry out completely either, nor to they like strong wind. A bright, sheltered spot outside would be ideal for it.

Get involved with a local club if possible. Some additional info on false cypress here:

http://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Chamaecyparis.html

happy growing ThumbsUp

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Re: Some Type of Cypress ?

Post  Diamondlea on Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:04 pm


Thank you Rich, Bill and Randy

I have been reading up alot and it seems that I always seem to pick up something difficult to start my new adventures, but hey we all have to start somewhere.
So far I have read 5 books and still going Smile. As for joining a club, I wish we had one close by to where I live and I since I have just recently diagnosed with lymphoma it gets a little hard to go out sometimes. So any adviced that you all give is so deeply appreciated.


Thank You !
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Re: Some Type of Cypress ?

Post  Dave Murphy on Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:31 pm

I've worked with Boulevards before. They are tough, hardy trees, and the color of the foliage is a nice, soft blue. The trick is to not let the foliage get too far away from the trunk, which requires regular pruning/thinning to let light into the interior of the canopy.

Good luck with the tree, and good luck with your illness. I hope your new found hobby will provide you with a nice distraction from what can be a difficult time. Good luck, and hang in there!!

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Could I wire now and repot later ?

Post  Diamondlea on Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:27 pm


Does anyone know it I could wire it and then wait 5 months to repot or should I just wait and leave it the way it is for now ? I have not really been able to read up on this subject much or better said I have not really found much on it. I really can't plant it in the ground where I am because we can get some nasty dry winds and in the summer it can get up above 100 degree.

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Could I wire now and repot later ?

Post  aab900 on Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:39 am

Hi leah,
I think my tree and your tree are the same. You could wire it if you want or repot.
To me i like small bonsai pot

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Could I wire now and repot later ?

Post  Guest on Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:44 am

Hello aab900. Your links or pics haven't uploaded properly and I'm unable to view.

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oppp..

Post  aab900 on Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:49 am

oppp ,.. sorry





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Could I wire now and repot later ?

Post  Guest on Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:14 am

No worries and a good start. This variety is extremely difficult to turn into good bonsai. I have seen one in exhibition created by Simon Temblett, who has many years of experience. A close look at his tree and it has no ramification (sub branches), just well shaped pompoms. For the beginner, this is good practice material but very hard work.

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Re: Some Type of Cypress ?

Post  Diamondlea on Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:04 pm

Hi aab900

Thank you for giving me an idea and I really like yours. I have not done anything to it because I was waiting to see if anyone knew alittle more about this type cypress and yes, yours looks to be the same as the one I have. I am new to bonsai so I have been really cautious and just trying to read up as much as possible before I do anything. Thank you for giving me some information and sharing yours Smile.

Leah

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