Development of Banksia ericifolia

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Development of Banksia ericifolia

Post  peterh on Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:40 am


















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Re: Development of Banksia ericifolia

Post  Rob Kempinski on Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:55 am

That's a good story, and how long did it take to get there?

BTW is the cylindrical thing in the middle of the canopy in 3rd photo down a fruiting body?



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Post  hungbonsai on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:18 pm

naturally, you have to take how much time to it as shown in Figure 3

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Re: Development of Banksia ericifolia

Post  peterh on Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:33 pm

The picture dates from the top are 2005 , 2006, 2009, 2010 , 2011, 2012.

The stalk in pic 3 is an unopened flower.

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Re: Development of Banksia ericifolia

Post  coh on Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:07 pm

I love these progression photos. That has turned into a really nice tree. Good job! As usual, I'm curious about it's size (height).

Had to look up this species as I'd never heard of it. Really interesting flower spikes - does it bloom much as a bonsai?. From the photos I've seen, I'd guess the spikes are fairly large relative to the size of the tree...

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Re: Development of Banksia ericifolia

Post  peterh on Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:45 pm

coh,

The height is 70cm ( 27.6 inches) x 90cm wide ( 35.4 inches )

It has flowered every 2 years and currently has 3 flower spikes which have not opened yet. The flowers are large as on most Banksia.

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Post  peterh on Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:46 am

This is the latest photo. Recently at the Australian Ammeter Bonsai Club national conference Ryan Neil critiqued this tree.
When Summer comes around again I will be trying to correct some of the faults that were discussed.

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Post  tmmason10 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:33 pm

It's been a really nice development, good vision. What did he say the faults were?

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Post  peterh on Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:07 am

Tom,

Ryan had said that their was going to be a problem were I had let 3 branches develop from 1 point. This, I hope to start correcting in our summer months this year.

Also the lack of movement in a lot of branching.Not sure how I will achieve this. I suspect that I will have to remove a lot of the top and start again with the new branches. This would take about 2 or 3 seasons to achieve.

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