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Maclura pomifera

Post  JimLewis on Sun May 10, 2009 3:59 pm

This spring I pruned my Osage orange (which is NOT a Citrus!) into a more rounded shape (first pic). I'm not at all sure it was a success. I'll look at it for a while, but I may let hose lower branches grow out again (pic 2, in 2006).

But, I did get several cuttings started, which is a plus.





This is the tree I used in my "Non-traditional" display thread.

At least on MY monitor, the right edge of the first picture doesn't show. Click on it and you can see the whole thing. Just another idiosyncrasy of the site, I guess.

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Post  Michael DeCan on Sun May 10, 2009 7:49 pm

Nothing wrong with it. Not all trees lower branches are the longest. Maybe leaf prune it a bit , it's really heavy at the top now .

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Post  bonsaibiker on Mon May 11, 2009 12:31 am

Interesting tree...I have never seen anyone use one for Bonsai purposes. We have some growing wild in nature here in PA. and I have always been intrigued by the green "fruit" that grows on them. Did the cuttings you took root easily?

P.S. I can see the right edge of the tree OK on my monitor.

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Post  TreeKiller64 on Mon May 11, 2009 3:20 am

Great tree Jim,
I like it so much from the last time I saw it posted, I went out and air-layered 2 for myself today.
Sincerely,
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Post  JimLewis on Mon May 11, 2009 12:55 pm

bonsaibiker wrote:Interesting tree...I have never seen anyone use one for Bonsai purposes. We have some growing wild in nature here in PA. and I have always been intrigued by the green "fruit" that grows on them. Did the cuttings you took root easily?
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Not yet. But then, I just put them in yesterday. <g>

They have in the past, though.

Great tree Jim,
I like it so much from the last time I saw it posted, I went out and air-layered 2 for myself today

Thanks. Please let me know how they do as air layers. I would have guessed that they would not layer easily. But I'm often wrong.

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Post  TreeKiller64 on Tue May 12, 2009 4:13 am

These are a first for me,
I hope they take, I cant seem to find any small material to collect, only large trees. Crying or Very sad
So I hope they (and the other layers i took) will work out. I've been trying to gather natives from zone 5 area.
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Post  JimLewis on Tue May 12, 2009 12:36 pm

Musser Forests sells seedlings and they grow fast, so if your layers don't take, they are a source. www.musserforests.com

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Tue May 12, 2009 2:42 pm

Hi, Jim:

I have always enjoyed seeing this tree and still do....nice work...

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Tom

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