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Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:07 am

This Ilex vomitoria schillings nana is making its Internet debut. Its 39 inches tall in a Chinese pot. Hopefully, it will be a bit fuller in the spring and look good at the Walt Disney EPCOT center bonsai display.
The photo is not the best as I am using my old partially broken camera.



This photo of a Florida Elm Ulmus americana Floridana is poor but it's he best I could get the camera to take. I consider this an windswept, - not like the kind that are constantly besieged by wind, but by a sudden strong wind that is usually in a hurricane - hence the name "Styled by Wilma!!!! (As in Hurricane Wilma).



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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:24 am

Two very good trees Rob and completely different in styles. The Ilex doesn't appear to have had any wire applied. Was it all clip and grow? The Ulmus looks more naturalistic style rather than windswept to me. Great stuff though. Very Happy

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Post  Ravi Kiran on Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:26 am

Great trees Rob. The Ilex is perfect and as regards the Ulmus, it is great too. The only thing about the Ulmus is the lower branch on the right coming from almost off the nebari. It is very unusually placed and yet it blends well into the overall image of the tree. And about your camera, the pics are fine indeed and unless you mention about your camera there is no way of knowing the same.

Great trees, thanks for sharing and I am sure they are going to do you proud Very Happy All the very best..

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Post  JimLewis on Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:04 pm

will baddeley wrote:Two very good trees Rob and completely different in styles. The Ilex doesn't appear to have had any wire applied. Was it all clip and grow? The Ulmus looks more naturalistic style rather than windswept to me. Great stuff though. :D

Clip and Grow is what you do with this species. The branches have a LONG memory and wiring is a fruitless undertaking.

I really like the elm, Rob.

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:25 pm

JimLewis wrote:
will baddeley wrote:Two very good trees Rob and completely different in styles. The Ilex doesn't appear to have had any wire applied. Was it all clip and grow? The Ulmus looks more naturalistic style rather than windswept to me. Great stuff though. Very Happy

Clip and Grow is what you do with this species. The branches have a LONG memory and wiring is a fruitless undertaking.

I really like the elm, Rob.
With Ilex vomitoria schillings nana the branches are extremely brittle and virtually impossible to bend once established. One can only wire very young shoots which I did with about 30% of the shoots on this tree - mostly the lower branches. After the initial shoots took their shape wire, the wire was removed. Clip and grow does the rest of the job. Here are some before photos of this tree about 4 years ago (collected Jan 2007).
The initial hedge from where it was taken.


Still in the ground.


Out of the ground. The tree next to the coke can is this tree.


In the truck. I think it is the one in the middle.

As you can see, collecting reduced it to big stubs which were further cut back to short stubs and all ramification regrown. It is perfect hedge material so it buds back everywhere and makes dense pads. One has to work pretty regularly to keep it in shape and to remove the braches that want to grow inside the canopy.


As for the elm, it was wired extensively several times for the first several years of its life to get the initial branches set. Now it only gets clip and grow and the occasional wire to bring a rogue branch back into line. The child branch helps make the design interesting.
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Post  moyogijohn on Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:34 pm

Rob i love the ilex!!! i know you spent many hours to develop this tree great tree has to be a winner there...take care john

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Post  Tom Benda on Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:56 pm

Collecting from old hedges can be very funny! :-)

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:15 pm

Interestingly the EPOCT committee only selected the Florida Elm. I heard they had several Ilex to choose from and no elms so they went with species variety. Set up this year is March 2 (my B-Day) and the show opens March 3. The trees could see some frosty temperatures that time of year so there was a preference for non-tropical trees although I heard several tropical bonsai were selected. Special arrangements will be needed to protect the tropical trees which will be a pain for the volunteers. The Global Freezing is for the birds.

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Post  Ravi Kiran on Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:43 am

Glad to know that your tree got the nod Rob, would have been happier to see your other trees make it but when the criteria is species.... there isn't much that can be done. Shall look forward to the show and the pics that you'd post. Have fun....

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