Phase #1 biggest hibiscus

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Phase #1 biggest hibiscus

Post  kauaibonsai on Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:22 am

collected this "supersize" hibiscus in early October 2010. the root spread is 25 inches and the height a bit under 3 feet. the tree was planted in pure cinder and left to recover.

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three months later. January 16, 2011. growing strongly. reduced 12 inches




chalk marks future cuts to create taper

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Re: Phase #1 biggest hibiscus

Post  bigbabol on Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:22 am

this tree is beautiful and potential
thank for sharing
regards
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Re: Phase #1 biggest hibiscus

Post  Guest on Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:25 am

Dear kauaibonsai

This will become a very, very nice bonsai in the future.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Re: Phase #1 biggest hibiscus

Post  Jerry Meislik on Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:14 pm

Very impressive material.
Keep us posted.
Jerry

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Re: Phase #1 biggest hibiscus

Post  kauaibonsai on Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:01 pm

thanks folks. I will keep you posted. I am anxious to see what kind of flower this tree will produce. I have two others collected the same day that are doing equally well.
I am happy to see more and more folks sharing tropical bonsai of great beauty and creativity. this is a segment of the worldwide bonsai community that is beginning to emerge and be recognized, to the benefit of bonsai everywhere.


best wishes, sam

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Re: Phase #1 biggest hibiscus

Post  Russell Coker on Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:57 am

Hey Sam.

So what is the species of this hibiscus? Is this rosa-sinensis, the one the rest of us buy from Home Depot and plant in a pot on the patio every summer? The giant flower-behind-the-ear of a pretty Hawaiian girl hibiscus?

Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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Re: Phase #1 biggest hibiscus

Post  kauaibonsai on Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:47 am

me too.

best wishes, sam

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Re: Phase #1 biggest hibiscus

Post  Ryan on Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:56 am

Hi Sam,

Are you able to get the leaves to reduce on these very much? If so, how much?

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Re: Phase #1 biggest hibiscus

Post  kauaibonsai on Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:12 am

hi ryan.

don't really know because this is my first try with flowering hibiscus. what I do see is that new leaves are very small, growing in size as the leaf matures. when the tree develops to a level acceptable for display, I believe it can be shown with small leaves by timing defoliation and the growth of new foliage with the exhibit date. I've done this successfully with grape, the result being a much smaller leaf than normal.

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