Melaleuca Rhaphiophylla

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Melaleuca Rhaphiophylla

Post  Steve W. on Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:01 am

This is a photo of my Melaleuca that I purchased from an Australian native bonsai legend in November 2011. It was transported from Perth Western Australia to me, south of Sydney N.S.W. It spent 6 days in a box with no light or water (thank god for sphagnum moss). It has spent the last 4 months acclimatising and is now ready for some work. I gave it a hard prune the other day but don't have any pictures yet to share.
Just wanted to show you some of our great Aussie styled trees.

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Steve W

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Re: Melaleuca Rhaphiophylla

Post  sunip on Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:23 am

Hello Steve,
That tree shows some impressive taper, movement and aged bark.
Must be fun to work with this.
Sunip Wink

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Re: Melaleuca Rhaphiophylla

Post  Steve W. on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:14 pm

Hello Sunip,

Being a paperbark the bark is ever changing. Smalll pieces come away quite regularly. I cannot take the credit for the taper as the tree was developed by the original owner (collected from a swamp in 2004). I have only just begun to work it, so time will tell.

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