Dwarf Bougainvillea

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Dwarf Bougainvillea

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:20 pm

This Pink Pixie is blooming and I wanted to show it here with some questions.
Which front.
First is the front I am using now, then I rotated it 90 degrees for three more shots. Finally a big problem with the current front is the mass of ugly roots, reminds me of intestines.










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Re: Dwarf Bougainvillea

Post  Tona on Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:23 pm

Hi Billie,
I like the third view. It shows more taper and the root mass is muted. Nice tree!!
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Re: Dwarf Bougainvillea

Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:58 pm

Those roots aren't going anywhere so try to figure out a way to make them part of the design. Perhaps raise them to expose more, chop the trunk lower to make the trunk wiggle like the roots, put in the ground for a few years to make everything fatten up, or sell the tree to someone else Very Happy

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Re: Dwarf Bougainvillea

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:38 pm

Rob Kempinski wrote:sell the tree to someone else Very Happy

Make an offer!

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Re: Dwarf Bougainvillea

Post  Arno on Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:25 am

Just an idea but, could you shave em all down? or, I have a pixie that was too tall ( at least "I" thought it was) so I sort of did an air layer up higher where I wanted the roots to form and I just buried the whole thing in a deep pot, when it roots Ill cut the bottom stuff off. You could try the same thing? Air layer the bottom roots out ?? Just a thought but I have nothing to lose on mine Very Happy

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Re: Dwarf Bougainvillea

Post  kauaibonsai on Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:49 am

3 or 4 would work as fronts-from the standpoint of trunk movement/taper. maybe unpot the tree and check the roots. if there are enough roots under the trunk, I'd remove the bulge completely.

best wishes, sam

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