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Post  xuan le on Fri May 20, 2011 2:42 pm

I just defoiated some of my Ficus I like to shae with you some pictures.

Xuan



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Post  caycanhvn2012 on Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:44 am

the fird tree is very nice,thank for sharing. Razz

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Post  giangthanhson on Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:21 pm

cây đầu tiên rất đẹp bác Xuân ạ Smile cháu rất thích, nó nhìn rất đáng yêu ạ

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Post  moyogijohn on Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:54 pm

Xuan Le ,, You have some very nice trees !! I like the 3rd one down a lot..may i ask where you get these trees to work with?? good job working them..take care john

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Post  xuan le on Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:36 pm

Thanks you all guys for your comments,
To John,
I bought this tree years ago from a guy who told me it is imported from Vietnam

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Post  Jerry Meislik on Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:20 am

Very nice Ficus.
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Post  Todd Ellis on Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:01 am

Xuan,
I like your trees. The first one is my favorite. I wonder how it would look on a rock slab?
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Post  marcus watts on Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:21 am

i'm getting to really like ficus - first one is my favorite, 2nd/3rd is like a baby elephant sitting down Very Happy - they do ramify nicely. Anyone in the uk keeping them outdoors in the better weather and just indoors for winter?

cheers Marcus

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Post  xuan le on Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:56 pm

Thanks Jerry, Todd and Marcus
@Todd,
I think it will looks great on a slab, but since the tree itself is already heavy for me to handle using a slab will be a problem to move it around.
@Marcus,
Years ago in the old version of this IBC forum (in the early 2,000 I believe) I post the picture of the second tree here and some nice person (I forgot who it was) replied with this picture

Since then I name it Scooby Doo
Regards
Xuan

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Post  lnvinh on Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:59 pm

xuan le wrote:
@Marcus,
Years ago in the old version of this IBC forum (in the early 2,000 I believe) I post the picture of the second tree here and some nice person (I forgot who it was) replied with this picture

Since then I name it Scooby Doo
Regards
Xuan

Look at the shape of the tree is very similar picture, imagine someone very much like the Scooby Doo.

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Post  manosvince on Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:38 pm

Nice trees! What season is there now? What are the temperatures? I'm asking because I want to defoliate some ficus of mine , but I dont really know when is the right period of the year.

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Post  coh on Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:52 pm

Funny! The first thing I thought of when I saw the "other side" view of your second tree was "that looks like a seated dog with a tree growing out of its head"! Glad I'm not the only one.

Beautiful trees - do you know what varieties they are? I'd like to see a better photo of the third one, with the leaves off the pot and a simpler background...if possible!



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Post  xuan le on Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:56 pm

manosvince wrote:Nice trees! What season is there now? What are the temperatures? I'm asking because I want to defoliate some ficus of mine , but I dont really know when is the right period of the year.

I posted these pictures since May and for some reason our friends start to comment now, and it is at the end of Falls here

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:59 pm

manosvince wrote:Nice trees! What season is there now? What are the temperatures? I'm asking because I want to defoliate some ficus of mine , but I dont really know when is the right period of the year.

When to defoliate Ficus depends upon your climate, here in Florida we will usually defoliate in mid to late winter, but from about Vero Beach south, defoliation can be done anytime of year.
You need to be able to control the water, because the defoliated tree will not need as much and over watering will kill a tree faster than about anything except a freeze.
You will also want a prospect of warm weather to stimulate and maintain new growth.

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Post  xuan le on Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:21 pm

coh wrote:Funny! The first thing I thought of when I saw the "other side" view of your second tree was "that looks like a seated dog with a tree growing out of its head"! Glad I'm not the only one.

Beautiful trees - do you know what varieties they are? I'd like to see a better photo of the third one, with the leaves off the pot and a simpler background...if possible!



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Coh,
Here are some other pictures of the 3rd tree (in chronological order). I don't know exactly what varieties these Ficus are (I think of retusa or microcarpa) I hope that our friend Jerry Meislik can identify them, but the 3rd Ficus has its new leaves kind of redish color as you can see here




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Post  manosvince on Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:29 pm

xuan le wrote:
manosvince wrote:Nice trees! What season is there now? What are the temperatures? I'm asking because I want to defoliate some ficus of mine , but I dont really know when is the right period of the year.

I posted these pictures since May and for some reason our friends start to comment now, and it is at the end of Falls here

Billy M. Rhodes wrote:
manosvince wrote:Nice trees! What season is there now? What are the temperatures? I'm asking because I want to defoliate some ficus of mine , but I dont really know when is the right period of the year.

When to defoliate Ficus depends upon your climate, here in Florida we will usually defoliate in mid to late winter, but from about Vero Beach south, defoliation can be done anytime of year.
You need to be able to control the water, because the defoliated tree will not need as much and over watering will kill a tree faster than about anything except a freeze.
You will also want a prospect of warm weather to stimulate and maintain new growth.

So , a good time for my climate would be before spring I guess, right?

Thank for your replies!

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Post  Jerry Meislik on Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:56 pm

I would guess all are Ficus microcarpa.
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Post  xuan le on Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:31 pm

Jerry Meislik wrote:I would guess all are Ficus microcarpa.
Jerry

Thanks Jerry.
Is there any difference between microcarpa and retusa?
Xuan

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:41 pm

I think retusa is more a nurseryman's name and microcarpa is the correct name.

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Post  Jerry Meislik on Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:49 pm

Billy is right on.
I label them all as microcarpa and retusa is a variant of microcarpa with a bit different leaf shape.
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Post  bonsaisr on Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:43 pm

Ficus retusa and Ficus microcarpa are both legitimate names of separate Ficus species, according to the Plant List.
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Post  Jerry Meislik on Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:02 pm

Iris,
you are right in that the List does carry both as legitimate names. However, the section is "under review".
Without getting into a murky cauldron of Ficus naming, I have looked at many specimens of plants labeled as retusa and microcarpa, and not being a botanical expert they look very similar to me. My personal approach is to keep them both under the name microcarpa. When the scientists finish their review I would be willing to separate the two out once I know
how.
Sorry if I misled anyone.
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