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Post  moyogijohn on Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:32 pm

I need information about this plant..... i found a plant with a good trunk in the back of a local nursery...its about 3 ft tall now. when to chop the trunk ..kind of root system..ect...i don,t have it yet but checking to see if they are good for bonsai???? thanks in advance take care john

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Post  bonsaisr on Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:08 am

Note correct spelling. Google on Pieris japonica bonsai & you will find plenty of information. There is one in Longwood Gardens.
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Post  fiona on Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:08 am

John, go to the Search box up beside the menu bar at the top of the page and type in "pieris" and you will see what has been written on here previously about this plant as a bonsai. You'll find the same question as yours has been asked and some good answers already given.

There are five threads there to choose from.

I've amended your own thread title so that your question and any new responses it generates appears in the search as well.


Hope this helps

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:47 pm

These may help also:

http://www.floridata.com/ref/p/pier_jap.cfm

http://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Pieris.html

http://www.chinesebonsaigarden.com/japanese-andromeda-bonsai-tree/

Unfortunately, Google images has no good images of a Pieris bonsai. I tried one once and promptly killed it.


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Post  fiona on Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:51 pm

I have one that is currently still in the ground although I've been chipping away at branches over the past couple of years. I will lift it into a large training pot next year.

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Post  moyogijohn on Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:19 pm

Thank You much,,Mrs Iris Jim Fiona for your replys... Jim that does not sound good at all !! I will check those post today..Fiona i am sure yours is a lot better ! i will post again later on this one..thanks take care john

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Post  Russell Coker on Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:29 pm



I think Todd Ellis killed one also.

I'm trying to talk a friend out of a huge Pieris japonica 'pygmaea'. The Pieris ryukyuensis hybrids like 'temple bells' and 'mountain snow' actually do better for me this far south.


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Post  coh on Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:08 pm

I've had trouble getting pieris established in the ground for some reason...maybe I'd have better luck with a potted specimen! Maybe as a future project.

I wrote this on one of the other threads but not sure if you saw it - if you have access to International Bonsai magazine, there is a photo of one that was exhibited in the 2008 Kokufu Bonsai Ten in Japan. The photo is on page 39 of the 2008/#2 issue.

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Post  Russell Coker on Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:40 pm



Yes, Chris, I think you emailed me that picture. That's an amazing bonsai.

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Post  moyogijohn on Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:25 pm

THANKS,,Coh and Russell ,, we will see what the out come will be.. they grow well here in w. va in the ground don,t know about a pot ?????? any way it is worth a try...take care john

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Post  moyogijohn on Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:42 pm

I am checking to see if anyone found out about pruning and when??? the one i have has pods of i guess will be the flowers ..i find too many different things about this tree ?? it needs cutting back hard to ever make a bonsai.. thanks for information !! take care john

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