Buxus/Boxwood branch (guy) wiring...how long to set?

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Post  Fore on Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:41 pm

Thanks Dario and Russell!

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Post  Poink88 on Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:59 pm

Mitch Thomas wrote:Russell
I was reading a post by Tony Tickle on bending thick hawthorn branch, using a keyhole technique. Do you think it could work on boxwood? I tryed to move the link but I was un successful. Search Tonys post hawthorn raft branch bending.

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This? http://yamadoriforsale.com/2012/01/15/bending-a-trunk-on-my-hawthorn-raft/

It is interesting, based on my little experience with boxwood (and an experiment), it will work to some degree. I am not sure how well boxwoods heal yet. I know the wood, though hard, seem to deteriorate faster than others and deadwood feature is likely to be uro type.

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Post  Mitch Thomas on Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:15 pm

Dario
Yes you are probably right about that they dont heal on the surface damage readly. I guess we need to experiment on this technique.

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Post  Poink88 on Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:46 pm

This weekend (in a local garden show), I saw a shohin boxwood that Joey is working on and he bent a straight branch to a snake "S" with curves almost touching the trunk back! Shocked It is amazing. It is not a large trunk but a very old one and took him several years to attain.

He agreed to post the tutorial with progression photos here... http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t9679-bending-boxwood-branches#102336 cheers

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Post  Poink88 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:58 pm

JimLewis wrote:There's simply nothing else to say but a LONG time.
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Bonsai take however long bonsai take to do some things. You simply cannot put a time on them. A couple of those branches never bent. So forever might be one measure.
I removed lots of wires, guy wires and jacks on some of my boxwood today and they all already set!!! A few are more than 1/2" diameter. Total time since installed to set is less than 4 months here in Austin, TX. cheers cheers cheers

EDIT in: I spoke too soon, some didn't totally set, some sprung back a bit but the desired effect (thought not perfect) is there. I forgot that some of these are installed more recent (maybe just 2 months) Evil or Very Mad ... I had to guy wire some back but at least the (aluminum) wires & jacks are out. The biggest branch that was jacked didn't spring back any!

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