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I love chojubai quince

Post  dick benbow on Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:27 pm

and would love to see owners share their photos of the same.....Smile

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Re: I love chojubai quince

Post  John Brocklehurst on Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:51 pm

Dick, here's a few from the Noelanders Trophy to get your juices flowing:









Enjoy

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Re: I love chojubai quince

Post  dick benbow on Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:16 pm

Thank-you John!

So far this winter I have added 3 new red chojubai to my collection and love to see what others have done with theirs.

I enjoyed seeing the variety of different pots. Love the quiet green, has a calming effect with the busy structure of the quince.

nice to see the three fruits. reminds me of how chinese quince are displayed.

The yellow pot, I could also see with a 5 tree shohin display. Would love to see it again when the quince is in full bloom. Could cheer you up on even the most grey winter day.

I wish i could put into words my feelings when I see a chojubai in bloom. definetely brings a smile to my face.
It may not be the first to bloom (ume) in the new year, but I'll definetely be happy with the second to do so Smile

All picture postings appreciated!

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Post  Bob Pressler on Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:57 pm

Hey Dick- just out of curiosity what got this affair started? Must've been a beauty.

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Post  dick benbow on Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:39 pm

I think what attracted me to this dwarf quince, was the fact that few people knew anything about it. It was difficult to find in any size with age. And information/articles were few and far between.

I can thank my friend Mark Cooper for introducing me.

And Bob Pressler, for providing me with a source.

Along the way, My bonsai teacher, Michael Hagedorn who shares the same passion, taught me how to wire and shape/clip. The photo is one i took while visiting with Ryan Neil because I was so impressed with the bark.

I love the way they'll bloom in the spring, sporatically in summer and again another half hearted attempt in fall.
as they age their bark becomes very dark and textured, and compliments so well with the dark green minature leaves.

In short I love them more than nematodes do:)

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Post  dick benbow on Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:04 pm

It's easy to understand why the red bloomer is more favored. The blooms themselves are smaller as are the leaves. here's a picture of my biggest chojubai. It's a white sitting in an anderson pot (if you know what they are) to give you a relative idea of size. Most articles do not acknowledge the new true orange that has been stabilized from a sport. This color tends to be flower and leaf size, closer to the white. I only have two year old starts, so it will be awhile before they gain any size.

I've found another olde white, the owner says it tends to have a pink blush to the initial bloom. I'm working on her to part with it. (wish me luck)

Like Miss Piggy is quoted as saying..."more is NOT enough" No







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Post  coh on Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:20 am

"more is NOT enough" - you can say that again!

Some really nice trees, I'd like to get my hands on a chojubai one of these days...

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Post  drgonzo on Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:59 am

Dick

Its not unusual at all for a Bonsaist to become specialized within a certain species. Bill V. seems to truly enjoy Maples and Matt Ouwingas Tridents are legend. Perhaps the quince will be such for you?

I have a self confessed "thing" for Beeches....
-Jay

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Re: I love chojubai quince

Post  John Brocklehurst on Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:29 am

A few more for you Dick,

These are from my trip to Japan in 2010, a truly fantastic experience.















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Post  Ebbtide on Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:18 am

wow, those quinces are nice. thanks for posting the pics. anyone with pics in full bloom?

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Post  Mark Cooper on Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:08 pm

Here's one of my favourites...taken at Kokufu Green Club 2008 during our visit (it was for sale, and was sold).

I really like this style (nice pot too !!) .....


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Post  fiona on Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:24 pm

What size is that tree Mark? It looks larger than a shohin.

I too love that style. I like the way it is almost twiggy rather than ramified if you see what I mean.



(And it's not often I can refer to myself and Twiggy in the one sentence Laughing )

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Post  Mark Cooper on Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:31 pm

fiona wrote:What size is that tree Mark? It looks larger than a shohin.

I too love that style. I like the way it is almost twiggy rather than ramified if you see what I mean.

(And it's not often I can refer to myself and Twiggy in the one sentence Laughing )

Fiona, from memory, it was pretty big (not shohin Smile ) ...probably a couple of feet wide (60cm ) and probaly nearer 3ft (90cm). Lovely ramification and fabulous old bark too!


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Post  fiona on Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:42 pm

Drool.

How quickly does it grow? Obviously talking about in a West of Scotland/ South of Wales climate.

I'm assuming one could achieve that effect with a group planting.

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Post  Mark Cooper on Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:01 pm

fiona wrote:Drool.

How quickly does it grow? Obviously talking about in a West of Scotland/ South of Wales climate.

I'm assuming one could achieve that effect with a group planting.

In my experience they grow reasonably well, but take ages to bark up and ramify....they can be tricky to repot as I know so many that have been lost in the UK (but some folks have no problems). My Japanese teachers say autumn is the best time to repot. I give them plenty of winter protection.
The white flowered variety seems to be much tougher and resilient with us.

Yes, you can create that effect as a "group" planting ...there are a couple here at Chez Cooper "in the pipeline" that we have created. In my experience too, many hobbyists in the UK don't "really get" Chojubai, especially in sizes bigger than shohin ...shame.

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Re: I love chojubai quince

Post  dick benbow on Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:29 pm

I want to thank John and Mark for the remarkable photographs. I would hate to think what a purchase of anyone of those would do to my pocketbook. I quess if I have to be obsessed with something, this sweetheart of a quince
is perfect. Always open to more photos and comments Smile

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Post  fiona on Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:45 pm

I'm picking one up at Swindon in a couple of weeks. I'll be happy if I can get it even close to what we've seen here.

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:57 pm

Fiona, be sure and post us a pic. Imagine you are after a red? I don't know if i dare ask Mark to post a few of his that he's developing, or if he'd rather keep them stealth...(hint Rolling Eyes )

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Re: I love chojubai quince

Post  JimLewis on Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:19 pm

This is C. speciosa, not C. japonica, but since taxonomists mixed them up for years and since they hybridize so readily, I still wonder if they're not one and the same.

Anyway, there are other styles than clump for these plants.


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Post  dick benbow on Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:46 pm

Very pretty! thanks Jim....the one local white chojubai I found and am trying to get is alledged to be white with a pink cast. was the first think i thought about when i saw the one you posted. Smile

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:03 pm

Hi Jim
Very beautiful, elegant and graceful.
Thanks for sharing.
Gretings Pavel

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Post  JimLewis on Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:11 pm

Thanks Dick and Pavel.

Dick. No color on the blooms here. Just white.

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:11 pm

By my front stoop.


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Post  Fore on Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:29 pm

That's a beautiful quince Jim! I can't believe you haven't digen that up and developed it...I know I couldn't stop myself Wink)

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:42 pm

Hmmmm. You must not be married.

I have some cuttings growing.

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