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Crab Apples a few years later

Post  DougDT on Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:36 pm

MidAtlantic Spring Festival Spring 2013


At home a week later


Fall Exhibit 2013

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one more for now

Post  DougDT on Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:38 pm


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Post  William Feldman on Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:03 pm

Have you had any problems with wooly aphids? My crabapples always eventually develop root-galls from wooly aphid infestations. I'd welcome any suggestions for treatment or prevention.

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Post  DougDT on Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:55 pm

William, yes crab apples are a magnet for what seems like every plant pest and disease imaginable. I've been using Bayer Advanced tree and shrub systemic insecticide, treat it once in the Spring and your done with pest control for the year. Though there's been studies that vaguely links the active ingredient in it, Imidacloprid, to Bee colony collapse. Something about it affecting their homing ability. It does work great though, no aphids, no borers. Since I started using it I've had no bug problems at all. I may use it again next Spring and just put screen over trees when in flower. There are lots of other things that'll kill woolly aphids using a systematic for just that one problem is overkill but with Apples trust me you won't have just that one problem.

Oh ya and watch out for rodents the wee ones the long eared ones and the tall ones with antlers they all love to snack on apple twigs and bark.

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Post  meagi on Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:09 pm

Very nice Doug
I miss the North American Crabapple and the easy access to them they grow almost anywhere in the country .

Not the case here in Australia

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Post  brett2013 on Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:11 pm

Great find ! Thanks to you, now I am getting one ... too bad I have to buy it, nowhere to collect in my city ...

DougDT wrote:Crab apple collected from a cow pasture


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Post  Twisted Trees on Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:06 pm

Jesse wrote:I will definitely be on the hunt for a crap apple or two in the near future.
I'm sure that a cow pasture is the best place to find a "crap apple."

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Post  AlainK on Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:18 pm

Beautiful.

The kind of non-burtonistic kind of plant I like. It's good to see trees from people who don't try to "fart above their ass" as we poetically say in French  lol! 

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Post  my nellie on Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:46 am

Hello, DougT!

I would like to ask your suggestion about proper time for repotting a collected crabapple/
I have lately bought one and it has just started to sprout its new small leaves.
The seller has told me it is two years in the same pot so I can repot the tree.
When do you usually repot your crabapples? We are in very different climate zones though....

Alain, do you have any suggestions please?

Thank you all.

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Post  Rui Marques on Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:08 am

Check this out:

http://www.kaizenbonsai.com/blog/2014/02/when-to-re-pot-bonsai/


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Post  my nellie on Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:51 am

Thank you very much, Rui!
Interesting article, indeed. It gives some info which other similar articles lack of e.g. watering after repotting.

What's confuses me is that Fred Jansen of Hollow Creek Bonsai suggests that repotting in early spring is done after flowering, or in early autumn.

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Post  Rui Marques on Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:05 pm

What's confuses me is that Fred Jansen of Hollow Creek Bonsai suggests that repotting in early spring is done after flowering, or in early autumn.

And i think he's right. I always heard it.

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Re: Crab Apples

Post  my nellie on Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:22 pm

Very Happy  You see Rui, this is my first malus sylvestris. Thank you.

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Post  Rui Marques on Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:38 pm

my nellie wrote:Very Happy  You see Rui, this is my first malus sylvestris. Thank you.

Would like to see some photos.

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Post  my nellie on Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:34 am

Rui Marques wrote:Would like to see some photos.
Here you are : Malus sylvestris

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