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Problem Planting.

Post  Peter E. on Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:48 pm

I collected this Lonicera last year and it has been growing well.



Unfortunately, it got knocked out of the pot by fighting cats so i decided to see if it was able to go into a new pot.
There were a lot of fibreous root growing but the nebrari is very poor. The only way i could keep the tree upright was to plant it in a crescent pot.



It has a loverly hollow trunk.



I am pleased with the result for now. The other option would be to plant the tree on a rock.


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Re: Problem Planting.

Post  JimLewis on Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:38 pm

Looks like a candidate for layering at some date in the future.

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Problem Planting.

Post  Guest on Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:41 pm

Hello Peter. Why don't you put an airlayer on it to improve the roots? Not sure that this tree suits a crescent pot.

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Re: Problem Planting.

Post  Todd Ellis on Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:57 pm

Do you have other Lonicera that you collected? Perhaps you could create a multiple planting with this tree planted in an extreme angle, reclining, plus other trees added, among an rock outcropping. Or air layering it would solve the inverse taper.

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Re: Problem Planting.

Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:24 pm

Todd Ellis wrote:Do you have other Lonicera that you collected? Perhaps you could create a multiple planting with this tree planted in an extreme angle, reclining, plus other trees added, among an rock outcropping. Or air layering it would solve the inverse taper.

Good ideas.


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Re: Problem Planting.

Post  Peter E. on Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:41 pm

O.K.
I now see where you are seeing this one.
I did not see an inverse taper just a continuation of the main root. Embarassed
However, If I layer the tree i would loose a lot of the character of the base.
So, this one needs to be planted deeper on a rock base to hide the defect.



A & B show where the roots are. C the proposed layer line.



Sorry, my computer skills are limited. I can't put the rock or pot on the image.

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Re: Problem Planting.

Post  Pavel Slovák on Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:23 pm

Todd Ellis wrote:Do you have other Lonicera that you collected? Perhaps you could create a multiple planting with this tree planted in an extreme angle, reclining, plus other trees added, among an rock outcropping. Or air layering it would solve the inverse taper.

Hi Peter
Very nice Lonicera ThumbsUp

Todd is very well written. ThumbsUp

Maybe be another solution. Tilt the right side. Maybe? Very Happy Wink
Pavel

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Re: Problem Planting.

Post  Peter E. on Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:02 am

That looks a possible option Pavel.
once again Thank You for the virtual. ThumbsUp

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Re: Problem Planting.

Post  Todd Ellis on Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:02 am

Pavel's solution looks great!

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