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Iron Wood Progress

Post  mattlinsin on Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:01 am

Hello, I would like to share my progression so far with a tree I collected three years ago. I've been training it in the ground during that time (clip and grow only) and just potted it a couple weeks ago. I have a long way to go with the canopy and dead wood. Styling thoughts and pot suggestions are welcome.

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Re: Iron Wood Progress

Post  Rob Kempinski on Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:44 pm

Interesting trunk configuration.

When you say Ironwood, that's a very common name. Do you mean Hornbeam or HopHornbeam?

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Post  mattlinsin on Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:59 pm

HopHornbeam as far as I can tell. I'll post another picture as the leaves break this spring.

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:40 pm

The bark is very hophornbeam-like.

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Post  mattlinsin on Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:13 pm


http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/trees/handbook/th-3-81.pdf

I found this pdf online. It seems this species should be quite suitable for larger bonsai. My only concern in terms of the esthetics is leaf size. Does anyone have experience with this species to know if a ramified canopy will reduce the size of the leaf?

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Re: Iron Wood Progress

Post  JimLewis on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:31 pm

I don't have any now (haven't seen any growing up here in the foothills) but I had several in Tallahassee. All shohin size. Leaves were fine.

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Re: Iron Wood Progress

Post  mattlinsin on Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:02 pm

Good news. Thanks Jim. Hope you are well.

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Re: Iron Wood Progress

Post  coh on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:19 am

Nice development! What's the current height of the tree?

Looking forward to updates...should be a nice tree.

(P.S. I posted something on your old thread about the autumn olive...hope you'll respond!)

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Re: Iron Wood Progress

Post  mattlinsin on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:50 am

Thank you Coh. It currently stands at approximately 32" which is a bit too tall. I'll reduce the height next winter.

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Re: Iron Wood Progress

Post  Zach Smith on Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:27 am

mattlinsin wrote:HopHornbeam as far as I can tell. I'll post another picture as the leaves break this spring.

Matt
It's definitely hophornbeam. They're harder to collect than hornbeam, so congratulations on a great specimen. The leaves reduce well, and you'll get excellent ramification with diligent pinching.

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Post  tap pi lu on Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:43 am

Hi Mattlin sin rất tiếc bạn đã để thân cây hơi cao và ngọn cây cũng đã phát triển cao quá vùng tạo dáng, đành phải tận dụng lại một phần đã có sẵn, theo tôi nghĩ có thể sẽ như hình tôi vẽ . chỉ là vấn đề tham khảo, nếu bạn không thích.

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Re: Iron Wood Progress

Post  mattlinsin on Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:06 pm

Zach - Thank you.

Tap Pi Lu Tôi đồng ý. Cây là quá cao và tôi sẽ làm giảm chiều cao. Tại thời điểm này tôi không chắc chắn bao nhiêu. Tôi sẽ đưa bạn vẽ vào xem xét. Cảm ơn bạn rất nhiều vì suy nghĩ của bạn.

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Re: Iron Wood Progress

Post  mattlinsin on Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:58 pm

No branches lost and buds are popping with vigor.



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Re: Iron Wood Progress

Post  JimLewis on Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:53 pm

Most definitely Hophornbeam. Have fun!

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Re: Iron Wood Progress

Post  drgonzo on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:16 pm

From my reading I have noted that Ostrya is still a tough transplant for the first time out of the field, just did a forest planting with them, so I will baby it for this year and allow it to grow strong and free. I have however read that they are not as fussy as Carpinus coming out of the ground but it's still recomended to go easy on them for the first year.

Leaves will reduce well, better than American Hornbeam.
-Jay

PS... Awesome dig hole! Thats how you do it man!

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Re: Iron Wood Progress

Post  mattlinsin on Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:52 pm

All dressed for spring. I know I need to reduce the hight, but how much? The the impatient side of me says don't reduce it too much, but the realistic side says I'll have to find/create a new apex a bit farther down.


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Re: Iron Wood Progress

Post  Sakaki on Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:44 pm

My impatient side agrees with you Smile
Btw, is most right trunk dead?

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Post  mattlinsin on Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:30 pm

Yes, the trunk on the right is dead. I'll probably work on the dead wood after I have a better designed canopy. I need one of those sand-blaster boxes i've seen a few people using. Smile

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Re: Iron Wood Progress

Post  Sakaki on Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:17 pm

You dont have to use a sand blaster. You can also apply conventional methods.

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Re: Iron Wood Progress

Post  Tokennyc on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:27 pm

Looking good. I am looking forward to following its progression.

If mine is indeed hop hornbeam I am even more nervous about its survival this spring. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

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