Casuarina Equisetifolia (Cemara Udang or Mu Ma Huang)

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Re: Casuarina Equisetifolia (Cemara Udang or Mu Ma Huang)

Post  ponsmaldo on Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:12 pm

@robert you casuarina is realy marvelous. is the technique to achieve that leaf similar to pine?

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Post  Guest on Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:17 pm

At long last Robert. I finally saw my favorite tree of yours here in IBC. thanks for the photos and close up shots, that will help a lot in detailing the design of the specie... I personally need these info with casaurinas.

I wish you well with your trip.

regards,
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Post  Robert Steven on Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:40 pm

Yes, the character of Casuarina, the leaves and fruits are indeed resembling conifers.
I was just lucky to have received from a friend who was teaching in a university, a book "Casuarinas" written by N.S. Subbarao/C.Rodriguez-Barrueco, published in 1995 by Science Publishers,Inc, containining a complete information in Casuarina. I have not finished reading yet, there are many useful information that we can use for caring Casuarina as bonsai. I will post it later....

Here is my other Casuarina..


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Long time since 2011....

Post  my nellie on Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:10 am

Dear Robert, I presume that you have already finished the book..., do you think that there is additional info about casuarinas apart from those at you webpage?
If any, it would be greatly appreciated if you post it here, too.
I have found lately that casuarinas have been introduced in Greece many many years ago and they are doing fine! So, I have plans.... Very Happy

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Post  Robert Steven on Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:36 am

my nellie wrote:Dear Robert, I presume that you have already finished the book..., do you think that there is additional info about casuarinas apart from those at you webpage?
If any, it would be greatly appreciated if you post it here, too.
I have found lately that casuarinas have been introduced in Greece many many years ago and they are doing fine! So, I have plans.... Very Happy

Worth to make a try..then...

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Post  my nellie on Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:52 am

Robert Steven wrote:Worth to make a try..then...
Exactly! I am already in search of some nursery growing casuarinas.

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Re: Casuarina Equisetifolia (Cemara Udang or Mu Ma Huang)

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:00 pm

Alexandra,

find out which Casuarina type you want from Sifu Robert.
I am seeing notes that the Equisetifolia only lives for about 20 to 50 years. On our side, they do tend to die frequently.
Best of luck.
Khaimraj

* I am still trying with our locally available material, will be years before I show anything.

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Post  jong on Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:04 pm

Very nice Casuarina's, i am new to this specie, one of my new collection and planning to make a nursery like i did to my premna nursery. i have newly hunted Casuarina materials. i will post it soon if they all survive. i hope you guys can give some advice about this specie. thank you so much and god bless.

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Post  my nellie on Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:20 pm

Khaimraj, until now, I always thought this tree is a pinus species...   Very Happy I was looking at those tall trees and I liked their pending long needle like leaves but I didn't know their name.
Casuarina equisetifolia is a common tree in the parks here in Athens (I understand it is also familiar elsewhere in Greece) and has been imported since early 19th c.

I read that maximum growth is reached in 20 years with a maximum life span of 40 to 50 years, so this is more than enough for my age of 60 yrs Very Happy
They are fast growing and this makes them much more appealing to me, thus I will take my chances with them.

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Post  cosmos on Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:30 am

Hello any updates about casuarina?

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Post  cosmos on Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:39 pm



Above is a casuarina that has been grown from a seed over 7 years by one of our members at BCG-Malta. Thanks to this thread I have learnt a lot and I made it my aim that members in our Maltese club start growing this species as a bonsai. MANY thanks go to Jose Rodriguez, Robert Stevens and Jun Llaga for making me believe in this species as a bonsai. And now I am happy to tell them that their casuarina trees has 'brothers' in Europe too, if only humble ones. Thanks again.

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Re: Casuarina Equisetifolia (Cemara Udang or Mu Ma Huang)

Post  Leo Schordje on Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:48 pm

nice, for a tree only 7 years old, this one looks great.

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Post  my nellie on Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:54 pm

There are also casuarinas here in Greece (from import I presume)
At the end of last winter, I have seen some very large trees surrounding a school's yard which were pruned very hard height wise and coming spring the trees were sprouting from everywhere! Old bark at the bottom of the trunk!
It is my forthcoming project to find a decent nursery casuarina and give it a try Very Happy

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Casuarina air-layering

Post  cosmos on Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:06 pm

Thanks Leo and Nellie for your comments. I am sure that there are casuarinas in Europe but it has not been potentially used for bonsai. Even in Malta these trees have been imported many many years ago and used as landscape and street trees. I advice to try air-layering as it will save you a lot of time.





















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Re: Casuarina Equisetifolia (Cemara Udang or Mu Ma Huang)

Post  my nellie on Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:11 pm

Sound advice, Alfred! Thank you for sharing the documentary photos Very Happy
The layering was made early in spring, wasn't it? And how long did it take to make all these roots?

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Post  cosmos Yesterday at 8:00 am

I always do air-layering when the tree is actively growing. This is explained physiologically. As the tree is active, food that is made in excess in the leaves will tend to go down to be stored in the roots and the cortex of main trunk. But as the food goes down it finds the created gap and stops there, feeding the cambium layer thus exposed. The cells of the cambium layer starts to divide rapidly with all the food being supplied. The callus is formed and finally the roots. Indeed, the air-layer was done in July and it only took about 4 weeks.

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Post  my nellie Yesterday at 9:06 pm

Thanks for your reply.

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