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Post  Lukasz Czarnecki on Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:03 pm

Hello IBC.
This is my first topic and I would like to share the short story of my fused ficus banjamina.
Was bought in 2009 and repotting (crap bonsai pot Razz). In 2010 i decide to change a shape and fuse this ficus. It still changes but at this moment look like in the last picture. Im waitning for opinion and advices.
Regards Smile

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Re: My fused ficus

Post  Jerry Meislik on Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:13 pm

Lukasz,
Your fusion tree is looking great!
Good work.
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Post  Guest on Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:14 pm

Hi Lukasz Cxarnecki

The tree looks good. I is easy to see, you put some thought into the styling. I would not vire the trunk.
Good luck. Look forward to see the progress.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Re: My fused ficus

Post  AlainK on Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:49 pm

Very good job, to dobze.

I like it a lot without the leaves, but i would cut back the apex: the bottom part looks rather straight compared to the top, I find it too curvy.

But once again, very good result with this technique. thumbs up

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:29 pm

I would be concerned that if I removed all the foliage from a trunk, that trunk would die.

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my fused ficus

Post  moyogijohn on Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:31 pm

I think your tree looks good in only 2 years time... i would not do anything to it if it were mine..you did i good job fuseing all those little trees.. take care john

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Post  GerhardGerber on Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:29 am

Hi Lukasz

Well done, your tree looks great!

Do you know the variety of Bejamina?

Cheers
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Re: My fused ficus

Post  AlainK on Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:34 pm

Billy M. Rhodes wrote:I would be concerned that if I removed all the foliage from a trunk, that trunk would die.

Not on a ficus when it is in full growth : it is even advised to cut the tips of the branches so that leaves backbud lower on the branch.

I have a couple of small ones, though I much prefer species adapted to my climate. I remove the leaves at the end of spring / beginning of summer (now is the time actually) with no problem at all.


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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:39 pm

AlainK wrote:
Billy M. Rhodes wrote:I would be concerned that if I removed all the foliage from a trunk, that trunk would die.

Not on a ficus when it is in full growth : it is even advised to cut the tips of the branches so that leaves backbud lower on the branch.

I have a couple of small ones, though I much prefer species adapted to my climate. I remove the leaves at the end of spring / beginning of summer (now is the time actually) with no problem at all.


In our experience that depends very much on where you live and the variety of Ficus. After checking the location of the original poster in "Poland" I think total defoliation of a section of this F. ben. will result in its death.


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Re: My fused ficus

Post  jolz on Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:37 am

Lucasz,
I really like your ficus. It reminds me of my rock grown ficus Concina, a red one with fused branches. Here is the latest pic of the tree that I started to train in 2004.
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Re: My fused ficus

Post  Lukasz Czarnecki on Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:02 am

Thanks all of you for your opinions Smile
Its ficus benjamina natasha. About defoliation as you can see i made that in 2010 and as you can see the tree is still alive Smile
I know about upper branches- on the photo there wasnt straight- now its correct but i dont have a good camera to show Smile
Jolz your tree is really cool- looks nice on this rock.
Regards for all of IBC users - im glad that i have joined your forum Smile

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Re: My fused ficus

Post  Lukasz Czarnecki on Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:46 pm

Little update Smile (dont look at crap "kakemono" Wink)

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Re: My fused ficus

Post  Guest on Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:33 pm

Hi Lukasz

Looks good. A good idea to keep the high top for now.
I would place the scroll to the other side of the tree Smile

Kind regards Yvonne

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Re: My fused ficus

Post  Sam Ogranaja on Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:38 pm

Nice job. I can't believe it fused that quickly. From the pictures it looks like it's done fusing, is that right?

Have a great weekend and keep up the great work
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Post  Guest on Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:03 am

Hi Lukasz,

Its doing well.
but it it were my tree I wouldn't aim for a pointy apex. That's for young pines, matured ficus got domed canopy and never triangular.

regards,
jun Smile

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Re: My fused ficus

Post  Lukasz Czarnecki on Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:35 pm

About triangle and ficus i know but about 2 years ago i saw this ficus (owner: my friend Jacek Grzelak)

and it was an inspiration 4 me Smile
Yes Sam its fused and I think that in winter I will take off all wire.

One more time thank you guys for your opinion Smile
Regards

Łukasz

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Post  Jerry Meislik on Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:41 pm

Lukasz,
Your friend's tree is quite wonderful.
Jerry

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Post  Lukasz Czarnecki on Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:10 pm

I have problem with choose a pot- maybe someone will help? Smile
These my options, I'm waiting for your opinion and some other ideas of pots.


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Re: My fused ficus

Post  Guest on Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:17 am

Hi Lukasz

I like nr. 4

Kind regards Yvonne

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Re: My fused ficus

Post  John Quinn on Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:20 am

Number 2, assuming the pot is in actuality large enough for the tree's health.

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Post  my nellie on Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:20 am

My selection is the same as the above made by John.

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Post  Guest on Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:44 am

The tree is young...it need more soil now/deeper pot. Later the lower pot can be a nice option. IMHO Smile

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  landerloos on Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:36 am

Billy M. Rhodes wrote:
AlainK wrote:
Billy M. Rhodes wrote:I would be concerned that if I removed all the foliage from a trunk, that trunk would die.

Not on a ficus when it is in full growth : it is even advised to cut the tips of the branches so that leaves backbud lower on the branch.

I have a couple of small ones, though I much prefer species adapted to my climate. I remove the leaves at the end of spring / beginning of summer (now is the time actually) with no problem at all.


In our experience that depends very much on where you live and the variety of Ficus. After checking the location of the original poster in "Poland" I think total defoliation of a section of this F. ben. will result in its death.

Not quiet true I think, I defoliated my entyre ficus in winter (denmark) it survived without extra lightning and so on.
A healthy ficus can cope with a lott of abuse.
Peter

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Post  my nellie on Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:17 am

Yvonne Graubaek wrote:The tree is young...it need more soil now/deeper pot. Later the lower pot can be a nice option. IMHO Smile
Kind regards Yvonne

John Quinn wrote:Number 2, assuming the pot is in actuality large enough for the tree's health.

Same opinion with you, Yvonne Smile

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Re: My fused ficus

Post  Lukasz Czarnecki on Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:05 pm

Thanks for your all opinion guys Smile

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