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Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  Leonel_78 on Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:15 pm

Hello to all from Portugal!

In the last three years I have been more dedicated to the hobby or "addiction"
depending on the degree of dedication LOL. Initially I decided to train characteristic
species of the region, olive, arbutus unedo, rosemary, etc ...
Right now I have around 20 trees in training,and hope to have more in the near future Very Happy .
This topic will show the development of my first wild olive yamadory colected in 2008...



One year later

Picture of this first year some weaks after i repotted the tree.



This tree has evolved quite well and it-s silhouette is getting closer to what i virtually imagine Very Happy.

Greetings
Cumprimentos.
Leonel


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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  Liserd on Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:22 pm

Olá Leonel

Belo Zambujeiro.
Também comecei este ano a trabalhar num que colectei em Barca de Alva (Douro).
Também gosto muito dos Medronheiros, mas não tenho tido muita sorte com eles.
De que zona és? Algarve?

1 Abraço
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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  Leonel_78 on Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:40 pm

No olive fan´s online Very Happy ?

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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  Russell Coker on Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:45 pm

Well, olive or not, it's going to be a great tree for sure!

And I have no idea what Liserd said....

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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  jrodriguez on Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:59 pm

Liserd wrote:Olá Leonel

Belo Zambujeiro.
Também comecei este ano a trabalhar num que colectei em Barca de Alva (Douro).
Também gosto muito dos Medronheiros, mas não tenho tido muita sorte com eles.
De que zona és? Algarve?

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Mário

Russell ,

Mario says:

Beautiful Olive.

This year I also started to work on one that I collected in Barca de Alva (Douro).

I also like Strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo/Medronheiros), but I have not been sucessful with them.

Where did you collect it? Algarve?

Kind regards,

Mario

Kind regards,

Jose Luis




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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  Damienindesert on Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:19 pm

Great start. It's going to be a nice little tree soon enough. My first and only olive looks like a sprouting potato, so I'll have to enjoy yours until mine decides to get a life. Embarassed

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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  Mitch Thomas on Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:03 pm

leonel

Nice job, I like the way its progressing. I have a Mission Olive. Are they related The leaves and trunk look much the same but your internodal spacing looks closer than mine.

Thanks for posting you have given me direction on mine.

Mitch

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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  Leonel_78 on Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:49 am

Thanks for all your comments.
In only 3 years i think this tree has evolved greatly, olives are a rewarding species to work with.

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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  Leonel_78 on Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:57 pm

A little update on the development of this Olea that started it´s activity a little late this year because of the constant attacks of the caterpillars that greatly slowed its growth:, but it´s better late than never Very Happy .





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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  coh on Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:04 pm

Nice development! Great piece of material to start with...

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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  Bob Pressler on Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:37 pm

Nice tree. How tall and wide is that?

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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  Leonel_78 on Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:46 pm

Hi!
Thanks for the replys, this tree will be a sumo shohin, about 25 cm for the nebari and the height will be up to 25/30 cm more or less Very Happy ...

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Post  Neil Brough on Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:14 am

Great muscular trunk and what i like in the olive bonsai is the flare at the base, i was lucky earlier in the year to be landscaping a lifestyle block where they were removing olive trees most nights i had three stumps in the van. Now my garden is full of triffids, great trees to research you can chainsaw them through the trunk at or about soil level and they will develop a new root system .One tree that i have indoors and tried this on is producing great fibrous roots and foliage take Dugz olive tour.

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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  capo_regime on Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:50 pm

Hi!!

I'm also from Portugal and also training a very similar tree. However the caterpillars are always attacking pretty bad. I use perfheckthion to control them but they always reappear and are destroying my work. How do you manage to control them?

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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  Pedro G C Almeida on Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:26 pm

Hi Capo_regime,

How do you manage to control them?

I believe that the best way is through Bacillus thuringiensis, a bacteria that causes disease and death of the caterpilars. There are a number of insecticides in the Portuguese market containing Bacillus thuringiensis, for example Dipel (pardon the advertising). To succeed, you need to apply the product at least once every two weeks. It is a biological insecticide, the risk to the the trees, the envoriment, pets and yourself are quite minimal.

Boa sorte! Smile

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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  Hans van Meer. on Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:57 pm

Looking very promising Leonel ! And in a very short time as well ! They are a great species to work with ! Looking forward to the updates !
Cheers,
Hans van Meer.

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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  Leonel_78 on Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:18 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the reply Pedro and Hans. Pedro as you said there are a big list of product against those annoying bugs Very Happy , lots of pacience are required Very Happy, (PS:aparece mais no forum Literati)!
Hans first of all i love your work in Bonsai, some of your trees are in my top 10 list Very Happy ! As you said this species are really very nice to work with, you get a lot of budding even with minimal care . That´s note the case for this one Very Happy , so the budding is even better. Our good weather is also in our favor to obtain that kind of growth and not only with this species Very Happy.
Abraço

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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  Leonel_78 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:07 pm

Tree ready for the next season, general reduction of the vegetation Very Happy and light defoliation.Hope to have a a good overall growth of this plant this year !


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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  Hans van Meer. on Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:21 pm

Leonel_78 wrote:Tree ready for the next season, general reduction of the vegetation Very Happy and light defoliation.Hope to have a a good overall growth of this plant this year !


Abraço
Cheers


SWEET! Looking very promising! Make sure to show it after this growing season!
Cheers,
Hans van Meer.

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Re: Portuguese Wild_olive

Post  Poink88 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:40 pm

Very nice! cheers

I would love to see how this progresses too.

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