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Shohin Maple

Post  Peter E. on Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:48 pm

I have had this one a few years. Thought it looked elegant now.



It is 5" / 12.5 cm high including the pot.

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Re: Shohin Maple

Post  JimLewis on Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:02 pm

Elegant, yes! But is there some way we could get a hint of the shape of the trunk?

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Post  Tom Benda on Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:04 pm

Rare and unusual habit, attractive tree. I must plan one like this tomorrow :-) Thanks! :-)

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Post  Peter E. on Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:09 pm

JimLewis wrote:Elegant, yes! But is there some way we could get a hint of the shape of the trunk?

Jim,
The trunk is not exciting.



This one started life as a CHEAP nursery tree.

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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:40 pm

Hello Peter. Your choice to go with a semi cascade needs the wired branch removed completely. There is a perfectly good apex at the top curve for future development. Wiring a lower branch up and back to the left is not a suitable design option in my opinion as it goes against the flow of the movement.

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:45 pm

Jim,
The trunk is not exciting.

Ah, I see that. I do like the tree overall, though. Will may be right about that branch. Maybe someone can do a decent virtual without it there, so you can "try it out" before you cut.

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Re: Shohin Maple

Post  John Quinn on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:42 pm


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Post  Dave Martin on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:56 pm

Works for me Will.

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Post  Peter E. on Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:51 pm

I would like to point out that the picture without leaves was 4 years ago and the tree has been trimmed almost to John's image.
Next year should see the removal of the bent branch.
What is the maximun width for a "Mame" ? Cool

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Re: Shohin Maple

Post  Guest on Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:28 pm

Hello Peter. Why wait till next year before removing the wired branch?

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Post  Peter E. on Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:44 pm

will baddeley wrote:Hello Peter. Why wait till next year before removing the wired branch?
Because she who must be obeyed likes it how it looks now. Wink

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Post  Guest on Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:24 pm

Peter E. wrote:
will baddeley wrote:Hello Peter. Why wait till next year before removing the wired branch?
Because she who must be obeyed likes it how it looks now. Wink

Say no more Peter. Say no more.

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Re: Shohin Maple

Post  Guest on Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:46 am

It would have been interesting to consider bringing that wired branch down to make it your number one branch, removing the current right hand number one with long nodes and poor ramification, and then keeping the apex and the number two branch on the left as you had it. I just ran into a very similar problem on an old juniper of mine. Wish I could think of something for that trunk.


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