Lonicera nitida

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Lonicera nitida

Post  AlainK on Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:57 am

I don't like double-posting very much, but I need advice on this Lonicera nitida, so this is what I also posted on IBF:

I removed this lonicera nitida from a corner of my garden in April 2008:



In May, it was thriving, you can't kill this stuff!



I really wondered what to cut and what to keep, and the majority of the friends at my club suggested a triple trunk, so this is what I did on 1st April 2009.

But I was not really convinced, the more I look at it, the less I like the smaller trunk protruding slightly to the front like a... let's say a bone :Smile:



This is how it looks like now, first the original front:



But I'm thinking of cutting the smaller trunk and using the other side to make a much more classical, straight, double-trunk:



What do you think, which of the two options do you prefer?

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Post  Sibophone on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:45 am

The last one! Much ,much more!

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Post  AlainK on Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:42 pm

Well, I finally decided to keep only two trunks, and I pruned it drastically after repotting it. It stands 50 cm high from the base of the tree to the top.

I will let the foliage grow freely for some time before refining the pads in the summer. I find it has a kind of Chinese feel like that.



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Post  John Quinn on Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:01 pm

Seems like a good direction...keep us updated as it progresses!

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Post  Fuzzy on Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:06 pm

It’s nice when you make the right call isn’t it?
Nice future ahead me thinks. Smile

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Post  Tom on Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:17 pm

That looks a *lot* better than I thought it would from the pictures earlier in the thread. Nicely done.
I suppose the bottom right branch is too stiff to bend downwards?
Good luck with it.

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Post  littleart-fx on Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:10 pm

in my opinion the richt trunk has lack of tapper, any ideas,s on how to solve that?

but just an opinion.

Have one myself in about the same stage, grow like mad these!
and having the same problem no tapper.
Going for a shohin / mid size kinda tree'ish thing (haven't decided yet)

I think if it was my tree i would go for a triple truncked shoin kinda........

grtzz machiel

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