Huge Bougainvilla need help for 1st styling

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Huge Bougainvilla need help for 1st styling

Post  crush on Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:41 am

Hi IBC,

I resently got this bougainvilla from our office vicinity and have concepts
but i need help for its first styling and removing of branches.
It was dugout to giveway to a new light post, it was left at the roadside
for the garbage truck pickup. Parts of it was damage and hope to make good
dead wood out of it...

Virtual and comments are much appretiated. Thank you



1. Proposed Front.


2. Right Side


3.Left Side


4. Rear

Looking forward for your help and thanks in advance.


Regards,

Crush

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Re: Huge Bougainvilla need help for 1st styling

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:51 am

Is it sitting in water? Even newly collected bougies don't tolerate being too wet.

Let it grow out for a while to see where it wants to go.

Not much to work with here.


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Re: Huge Bougainvilla need help for 1st styling

Post  EdMerc on Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:34 pm

Ah, my type of bougie.

Billy is right on with his advice. Pot it and let it grow wild for a year or so. Let the tree tell you where to go. Otherwise you run the risk of eliminating the only part of the plant that was going to recover.

Good luck,
Ed

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Re: Huge Bougainvilla need help for 1st styling

Post  JimLewis on Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:12 pm

Yup. Absolutely nothing to style yet. Give it at LEAST a year, maybe more.

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Re: Huge Bougainvilla need help for 1st styling

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:40 pm

Also be aware that bougie wood is very soft and rots quickly. Keep and eye on it.

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Post  kauaibonsai on Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:43 pm

can you show a picture of the whole stump?

best wishes, sam

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Re: Huge Bougainvilla need help for 1st styling

Post  crush on Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:29 am

Hi all,

Thank for the info and yes billy was right its bark and some roots are very soft . I have soak it with root hormone before transfering to a training pot.

@ kauaibonsai you got a very interesting collections of bougainvillas, how did u manage the soft woods?
I'll post the whole stump to follow.thanks

I'll have transfered to a training pot and let it grow for a year. Thanks

"Crush"

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