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Re: Rare species of bonsai

Post  Ryan on Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:56 am

Brett Summers wrote:Another is silk floss tree or Ceiba speciosa. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceiba_speciosa I believe they are related to the Baobab tree. I bought the seeds of EBay a few years ago. Still trying to learn the care for them. The first year they where fine in the shade house over Winter but last year the cold gave them trouble as well. They have recovered well now but I am still a little apprehensive in treating them too hard. I did give them a light trim today.
I reckon they would make a cool looking forest with those prehistoric trunk thorns. Cool

You can see a couple that seem dead. Although one has refused to bud out agian for two years it is still green under the bark?


I could've sworn these were Pachira aquatica, Money tree. The leaves look just like them. The thorns are basically the only difference.

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Re: Rare species of bonsai

Post  Brett Summers on Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:58 am

Oh I just found another as bonsai. That's more like it Very Happy

From Bonsai Argento
http://bonsaiargento.blogspot.com/2008/11/felab-2008-la-expo-la-de-afuera.html

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Post  Brett Summers on Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:09 am

Hi Ryan I would say they are definatly Chorisia speciosa here is the Ebay seller I got the seeds from

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/RARE-SILK-FLOSS-TREE-BONSAI-CHORISIA-AWESOME-/390259023760?pt=AU_Plants_Seeds_Bulbs&hash=item5add401f90

I just had a browse through the rest of the trees on Bonsai Argento. It seems they have several species not often used in Bonsai and some very interesting trees. Also a few more Chorisia speciosa Bonsai.

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Post  Brett Summers on Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:45 am

Here is a page of many cotton tree bonsai. They use the common name Palo borracho
http://www.bonsaiwu.com.ar/galeria/autoctono/

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Re: Rare species of bonsai

Post  craigw on Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:48 am

Hi Guys, Erythrina are often seen as garden trees in warmer climates and the really good ones are always coppiced. I have seen lots of them in the northern parts of New Zealand they are certainly spectacular plants.
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Re: Rare species of bonsai

Post  Arno on Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:21 am



Hope this worked, My first pic posting! This is my Kiawe I meant to put it on a couple days ago, but been busy.
Im pretty new to Bonsai, still lacking in the finer points, so all suggestions and or virtuals are welcome
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Post  sunip on Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:37 pm

I have about 3 years (after seeing this in the greenhouses of Kew gardens), a Corokia Cotoneaster has somebody experience with that species?
And another one; i have a 30 years old Hydrangea petiolaris for 3 years in pot.

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Post  my nellie on Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:45 pm

Arno wrote: ... ... This is my Kiawe I meant to put it on a couple days ago, but been busy.
... ...
This is a lot similar to Acacia species, isn't it?

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Post  sunip on Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:56 pm

Hi Ravi and Iris,

I am trying a Buddleya davi Black Knight,
just because of that amazing deep color, i found one in the nursery with a nice trunk.
See where it gets.
sunip Wink

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Re: Rare species of bonsai

Post  Ravi Kiran on Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:27 pm

Hi Sunip,

All the best... ThumbsUp

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Post  craigw on Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:53 pm

Hi Sunip, corokia is a new Zealand native, NZ has many divaricating plants which evolved that way as a protection from grazing by moa birds. Corokia is quite popular here in Australia as bonsai, they never develop a thick trunk and need lots of pinching, the root pruning work is done in late spring.
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Post  sunip on Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:53 pm

Hi craigw,

I had to look that up first "divaricating and the moa bird" Very Happy
Thanks a lot, so thats why they have those marvelous branch structure and thiny dark leaves.
Well now the only left is the kiwi bird is it?
I learn that much longer waiting for a fat trunk is no option,
i remember the one in Kew gardens was also just shrub size, but a nice one,
so he must be quit old then.
It was indeed in the NZ section now i remember.
Well mine has a nice moving trunk now, so i am thinking of starting a nice shohin.
I heard there is a bonsai club in Hamilton.
cheers, Sunip;)

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Re: Rare species of bonsai

Post  craigw on Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:13 am

Hi Sunip, because there were no mammals in NZ every niche normally occupied by them was filled with birds. The moa was the principal gazing species, there was even giant eagles which preyed on moa, there are still a few flightless bird species left including a parrot the kakapo which is an extraordinary animal but due to the introduction of mammal predators they are now restricted to a few off shore islands.
I love these divaricating plants and try to collect as many as I can, I have a very compact form of corokia which makes a really interesting hedge.
Good luck with yours, they are reasonably easy to propagate from cuttings using semi-ripe wood in summer.
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kiawe and klu bonsai

Post  kauaibonsai on Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:47 am

kiawe (prosopis paiida) aka huarango, american carob, bayahonda, etc from collected stock



shohin from collected klu (acacia farnesiana)




best wishes, sam

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Post  sunip on Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:23 am

Hy kauaibonsai.
Nice shohin that acia farnesiana.

To continue the thread,
I try a sophora prostata, this is a bushy form with small leaves and beautiful orange-yellow flowers.
There are also big trees in the sophora family.
For years i try to get a decent trunk on a Syringa velutina, a small Syringa sort,
and for years mice nibble on them in winter time putting them back! Wink
Can we cal them rare for bonsai to?

regards, Sunip

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Post  kauaibonsai on Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:07 pm

thanks sunip. the klu grow wild here and are actually a pest.

best wishes, sam

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Re: Rare species of bonsai

Post  craigw on Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:24 am

Hi Sunip, you must have a secret passion for NZ plants as I am fairly certain that in the origin of the sophora. Syringa velutina is now called meyeri pablin, its a difficult plant in pots it tends to die back on the tips, I sell it in my nursery because it is such a great garden plant in hot dry conditions.
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Post  bonsaisr on Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:21 am

Ian Young wrote:Can't remember the latin name(begins with 'C' I think, but it's commonly known as a Chinese Lantern. Don't have it any more, sold it. I keep looking for a big one to dig out of some ones garden

Very Happy
Crinodendron hookerianum.
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Post  sunip on Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:20 am

Thanks Craigw

Nz. is the exact opposite of the Netherlands on the globe.
Maybe this is it; i like to appreciate also the opposite side of things?

Regards, Sunip Laughing

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Here is link to other rare species for bonsai use .

Post  Jim McIntyre on Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:23 pm

I especially like the Cannabis bonsai Razz



http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/BigPicture/LessUsual.html


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Re: Rare species of bonsai

Post  Kev Bailey on Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:34 pm

My Crindodendrum look like they all died in the frost. :-(

Cannabis sativa as a bonsai doesn't really work. Leaves are too large and the legal implications of owning it...

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I dunno .....

Post  Jim McIntyre on Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:06 pm

..... if you squint and cut off the buds , it could be a really bad Japanese Maple .

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Re: Rare species of bonsai

Post  John Quinn on Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:19 am

Kev Bailey wrote:Cannabis sativa as a bonsai doesn't really work. Leaves are too large and the legal implications of owning it...

Yeah Man...but, like who really cares, Duuude??????? Cool cyclops

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Re: Rare species of bonsai

Post  Rob Kempinski on Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:41 am

John Quinn wrote:
Kev Bailey wrote:Cannabis sativa as a bonsai doesn't really work. Leaves are too large and the legal implications of owning it...

Yeah Man...but, like who really cares, Duuude??????? Cool cyclops
This is a case where bonsai "pot" has a new meaning.

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Re: Rare species of bonsai

Post  banksia on Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:11 pm

Speaking of New Zealand natives...here's a Metrosideros...in need of a trim and wire mind you Embarassed

Cheers!
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