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Post  Russell Coker on Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:57 pm

Back in July I picked up a few bushes at a backyard auction. You've seen the schefflera and small malpighia already. So I saw tis pot with a ficus in it, and it turned out to be an old Yamaaki pot so I grabbed it. Well, as it turns out, the ficus bush turned out pretty good too. I cut it back HARD and planted it in a small pot, pruned it once after it popped back out, and then pruned and wired it last night.

This is in the pot I bought it in, it was about 2-3 feet tall...



And the new pot, 14 inches tall ...



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Post  misfit1 on Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:54 pm

Very cool tree, Russell. It reminds me of a spooky hand reaching up from some shallow grave. Perfect for Halloween time!! Thanks for posting.

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Post  moyogijohn on Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:38 pm

Russell ,, Good looking tree !! i really like the base on it.. it will be a nice tree to work with...take care john

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Post  Todd Ellis on Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:48 am

Russ,
Very nice tree and pot! It does look like a hand... affraid
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Post  coh on Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:35 am

That is a great base...looking forward to seeing it develop. Do you know what variety it is? Leaves look a little like benjamina?

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Post  Russell Coker on Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:49 am

A hand? Well, I didn't see that coming, but I guess that's what happens in a 2-D picture. I'll get a picture of it from above tomorrow. It probably won't help until I get some real branching, but that will happen fast enough. It's going to make a great small/medium-sized bonsai.

Chris, this is Chinese banyan, retusa or microcarpa, which ever you prefer.

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:06 pm

Thanks for sharing, Russell...great find imo....I look forward to seeing its continued development.

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Post  kauaibonsai on Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:24 pm

good one, russell

best wishes, sam

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Post  moyogijohn on Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:05 pm

Now Russell ,,with all these good reports,,I need this one in MY collection HA HA .. really keep it posted with progress ok??? take care john

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