weigela florida ( black horse)

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Post  moyogijohn on Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:02 am

Has anyone tried this shrub for a bonsai?? i seen one that will make a small one just to do something.....thanks take care john

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:04 pm

Haven't tried one -- yet. I planted a bunch of them around the house. Bright red flowers. Leaves get rather long, however, so might have to be a larger bonsai han I like to grow. Also, wood has a pithy center, so wiring would be difficult -- maybe not possible. I have a cutting or two working.

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Post  moyogijohn on Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:20 pm

Thank You Jim,, You are right the branches are soft so no wireing i would think..broom style for the one i have found...maybe it could be just for the flowers..we will see..thank you for your comment..take care john

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Weigela florida 'Dark Horse'

Post  bonsaisr on Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:59 pm

Dasu Studio has one, bonsaitrees.com
Also Hermann Geers in the Netherlands.
Iris

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Post  tim stubbs on Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:35 pm



this photo was taken 3 years ago and its the only one i can find , its approx 12" high then its now slightly smaller

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Post  moyogijohn on Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:52 pm

Thank You ,,Mrs Iris and Tim,,,I checked the one out on that site,,not a bad tree.. Tim your tree looks nice,,thank you for posting..do you have to cut these back hard after flowering??? i seen on the internet to cut then because they flower on old growth??? thanks both of you take care john

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Post  tim stubbs on Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:00 pm

yes i prune back to the old growth , i have a smaller varigated one but cant find a photo of it

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Post  moyogijohn on Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:15 pm

Thank you Tim,,Your tree has a very nice trunk and the flowers are great!! The one i am looking at is much smaller with a spreading limb structure .. it may be fun to work with...thanks take care john

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