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Post  hiram on Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:56 pm



This is a Mame Nerifolia. Just potted it in Tokoname pot. It three and a half inches. Let me know what think.

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Post  Ryan on Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:35 am

Wow, beautiful!

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:38 am

Sweet little number. Great branch placement.
How about a glazed very shallow rectangle or oval pot for it?

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Post  LordEOfBeckley on Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:31 pm

Very nice start.

I really like the Ficus Nerifolia, it's hard not to get a new one every time I'm at Jim Smiths nursery!

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:02 pm

It's going to be a very nice bonsai, but as Rob says, it needs a different (smaller) pot. This is a very nice pot, but not for this one, I think.

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Post  Storm on Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:31 pm

Lovely tree.

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Post  pitu on Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:15 pm

A lot of character for a mame. The sight of this beautiful thing made my day! Very Happy

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Post  hiram on Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:19 pm

Thank you for all the nice comments.

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Post  Bob Bailey on Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:49 am

Nice tree,the trunk has very good taper and movement,but I disagree with Rob and Jim on the size of the pot.To develope and ramify the tree this size pot is fine and when you are satisfied with the ramification and development, then I agree with them a smaller glazes pot would suit it well
Bob

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:06 am

Bob Bailey wrote:Nice tree,the trunk has very good taper and movement,but I disagree with Rob and Jim on the size of the pot.To develope and ramify the tree this size pot is fine and when you are satisfied with the ramification and development, then I agree with them a smaller glazes pot would suit it well
Bob
But this is a willow leaf ficus and in South Florida it could actually grow just as well without a pot. The ramification will happen with time regardless of the pot. Plus it is a mame and doesn't need more girth.

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Post  Bob Bailey on Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:37 am

Rob
I know the tree is a mame,but is development just the girth of the tree,surely it is branch structure,branch taper, ramification etc all of which can be aided by keeping the tree in an over sized pot. You say "ramification will come in time" so why not aid and speed up that process by simply keeping the tree in a larger pot.

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Post  Lazaro Quintino on Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:29 pm

I am sure that Hiram would not mind me saying that this beautiful mame started as a cutting off of my shohin willow leaf ficus tree that I posted the photo of just a few days ago. Goes to show that you can produce quality material in just a few years. I wonder if Hiram would give it back to me if I asked. I doubt it.

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Post  Ed Trout on Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:49 pm


Hiram,

Beautiful start on this nerifolia !! I know in your hands it will only get better. Lazaro.....I'm positive that Hiram would be happy to give it back, but now it will have $ signs attached !! Sad

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Post  Russell Coker on Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:06 pm

Bob Bailey wrote:Rob
I know the tree is a mame,but is development just the girth of the tree,surely it is branch structure,branch taper, ramification etc all of which can be aided by keeping the tree in an over sized pot. You say "ramification will come in time" so why not aid and speed up that process by simply keeping the tree in a larger pot.

Bob, with anything else I'd agree with you. But I think you're not quite getting how these ficus react to our humid subtropical to trpoical climate here in this part of the USA. I mentioned in another post that if you give a ficus an inch, it will take a mile. I'm more than sure this little guy is in extremely capable hands, but the reality here is that you can very quickly destroy a lot of hard work and time by overpotting a ficus that needs very little to be "finished". If this were my tree I'd err on the side of underpotting at this point.

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Post  Bob Bailey on Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:52 pm

Russell
Thankyou for your reply to my post,I must admit I do not have a great deal of knowledge of this species growing in a sub tropical climate and I bow to your greater knowledge and expertise on this subject.
I think this is the beauty of this Forum if you are RECEPTIVE to other peoples specialised knowlege you can learn an awful lot!
Hiram
would love to see the tree in a couple of years time or even one year as I love Mame and is all my collection consists of.
Bob

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Post  hiram on Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:30 am

I agree with Russell's reply. In my opinion it is harder to keep these little trees in check than the bigger ones. These Nerifolias in our climate grow like weeds. I just start it another one, lets see how it goes. I am also looking fro a semi-cascade or slant it one

Ed, thank you for your kind words. Like always your humor is dead on. lol!

Lazaro thank you for your kind words. I won't sell it or give it away, but I will look for one cutting to give you. There are always people cutting great little branches and throwing them away.

Hopefully soon I will be able to show you a Mame Buttonwood and a Premna.

Continue always to stay " INSPIRED " ThumbsUp

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