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Post  bezmar915neo on Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:53 am

i've read that the sweet plum, which resembles peach, is unusual in that it is a deciduous tree that easily keeps jin and shari and deadwood. is this also true for peach trees? they are very similar horiculturaly so i would assume so but...u know what they say about assumptions.

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Post  landerloos on Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:37 am

there are many Prunus mume (japanese aprikot) with stunning jin and shari, you would have to treat it with some woodpreservative anyway.
Give it a go.
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Post  JimLewis on Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:07 pm

But do not be surprised if the deadwood becomes riddled with borers.

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Post  bezmar915neo on Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:54 pm

Excellent. Well I will definitely treat w some lime sulfur. Anyone have any good pics of peach bonsai? They also develop nice textured bark correct?

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Post  JimLewis on Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:38 pm

Peach have long narrow leaves that tend to get every rust and bacterial disease in the books. They also get a lot of borer (and then rot) problems. I have never found them to be satisfactory as bonsai.

But then, I was growing them outside. You probably won't be.

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Post  bezmar915neo on Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:45 pm

No sir. I've never been able to keep any bonsai alive indoors. But I have seen alot of very beautiful peaches and umes and cherry bonsai. Yea now u mention it cherry wood turns to sponge after a few yrs of weather. Well the man wants me to remove it from his garden ......so I've nothing to lose and everything to gain! Thanks

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