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Post  Mohan on Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:04 pm

Hi IBC,
The Taxodium on rock in weeping style is about ten years young. Stands 17 inches tall on the rock and is 18 inches wide. Has been partially defoliated and has started budding now that the spring is here. bounce


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Mohan.

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Post  moyogijohn on Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:34 pm

You have a very nice looking tree there!! I love the pot you have it in....what is in the middle of the top branches????if it is jin,,my opion only,,i would remove it..nice tree and pot...take care john

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:51 pm

Mohan,

18 inches and with well decided branches, full marks! Also a first, seeing a Swamp Cypress on a rock.
Thanks for taking the time to show.
Khaimraj

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Post  sunip on Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:01 pm

Hi Mohan,
Exceptional styling for a Taxodium, how you came about this solution?
I love that soft green foliage of them.
Mine is with his feet in the pond, standing in a pond basket, i can however not feed him because of the Koi.
They tolerate no such thing as plant feed in the water.
regards, Sunip Wink

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Post  Bob Pressler on Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:51 pm

Unusual style for a Taxodium but I like it. It looks like a natural tree.

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Post  Mohan on Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:16 am

John,
Thanks for your comments. It is a leaf below the jinned apex. It does look odd. Wish i had removed it before photographing the tree. The pot is by Panditji of Mumbai, India.

Khaimraj,
Am glad that you liked the tree and the unusual style for a Swamp Cypress. Thanks for your comments.

Bob,
Thank you for the appreciation.

Sunip,
Swamp Cypress is invariably styled as formal upright and the famous Flat Top style of Vaughn Banting. Feel that formal upright style is restrictive and more suited for grouped plantings. I am partial to Informal upright style, as i strongly feel that it has more character and provides additional scope and freedom to the bonsaist. The tree being in weeping style, has been planted on a rock to allow the long compound leaves to hang freely without having to increase the height of the tree. Thank you.

Thank you all. Sure appreciate your encouraging comments.
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Mohan. Very Happy







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Post  Gandalph on Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:03 am

How long did you have to keep the wiring in place to assure the downward weeping effect?

I have tried that and found that the branches usually spring right back after removing the wire

Very visually pleasing and unique tree

Thanks for posting

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:50 pm

The pot is by Panditji of Mumbai, India.

I like the pot, but think it is a bit too large for the tree.

Gandalph . . . BC branches have a very long memory. I've found that you need to wire loosely and keep it on for at least a year.

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Post  Mohan on Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:03 pm

Gandalph,
Jim is right. They are a stubborn lot and more so when they are required to be bent almost vertically down for the weeping style. Removed the wires after about a year to avoid marking the tree and then held the branches down with guy wires till they behaved. In fact, you can see couple of them still on the tree. Thanks.

Jim,
Glad you like the pot. The tree... Question

Thank you Gandalph and Jim.
Mohan.

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Post  sunip on Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:06 pm

Hi Mohan,
I grow vertical branches on Taxodium by bending them vertical in the very first beginning.
They are however extremely delicate at that stage.
Wiring them with the thinnest wire with considerable care, i have a good vertical base at the branch.
regards, Sunip Wink

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Post  Mohan on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:49 am

Sunip,
Thanks. Smile
Mohan.

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:58 pm


Jim,
Glad you like the pot. The tree... :?:

The tree is fine. I've lived so long where these things grow naturally that the idea of a bald cypress perched up on a rock is rather startling.


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Post  pongsatorn.k on Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:02 am

Good work, I like it Very Happy

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Post  Mohan on Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:24 pm

Pongsatorn,

Thank you.

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Mohan.

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