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boxwood 5 years on

Post  richard novis on Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:25 pm

hi all

Thought i would post an update on a boxwood i started way back in 2004 ,actually this was the first year i got into bonsai and this was my very first attemp at a restyle. I remember posting the first two pics back then and getting alot of very helpful advice wich spurred me on.

the tree is devoloping well ,it still needs some branches to fill out,and some major leaf reduction wich i was going to start on next spring with a full defoliation.
the nebari turned out to be fantastic wich im very pleased about,the tree comes to around 11" from rim of pot to apex.

as always any hints and tips are always very welcome.


boxwood in may 2004 before the attack


boxwood soon after


boxwood as of yesterday

hope you like

richard

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Re: boxwood 5 years on

Post  Ergantos on Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:39 pm

Well done. I too am working on a boxwood. Yours has certainly come along way and I look forward to seeing where its journey takes you.

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Re: boxwood 5 years on

Post  Reddog026 on Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:32 am

very impressive.

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Re: boxwood 5 years on

Post  Guest on Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:14 am

You need to put this into a growing pot to start thickening the trunk and start working on ramifacation, otherwise it will never be a good bonsai.

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Re: boxwood 5 years on

Post  JimLewis on Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:13 pm

I'm a bit worried about that left front branch. It goes off from the trunk in a straight 45 degree angle, while the other branches all curve away from the trunk. It always will be the odd man out, and this being a boxwood, I don't imagine it is very bendable.

It's hard to tell in two dimensions, but is it possible to remove that branch?

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Re: boxwood 5 years on

Post  richard novis on Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:35 pm

hi all

thankyou for the replys.

hi jim. yes i think it will be possible to bend out that branch, plenty of rafia and thick wire ,would be a shame to remove it so will try bend first.

hi shimsuki: i would love it to have a thicker trunk but boxwood are so slow growing that evan in a very wide container it wouldant thicken much,unless i let all branches grow out for a few years evan then it might not thicken this tree is around 30+ already,i think this tree is in for the long hall.I have started on the ramification but this is all at the tree's own pace ,by the time i retire this should fingers crossed be a lovely little bonsai.

thankyou

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Re: boxwood 5 years on

Post  Guest on Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:17 am

richard novis wrote:i would love it to have a thicker trunk but boxwood are so slow growing that evan in a very wide container it wouldant thicken much,unless i let all branches grow out for a few years evan then it might not thicken this tree is around 30+ already,i think this tree is in for the long hall.I have started on the ramification but this is all at the tree's own pace ,by the time i retire this should fingers crossed be a lovely little bonsai.

I understand boxwoods are slow growing, but a bigger container would defiantly help. It needs to be thicker though, thats just the truth.

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