Willow Leaf Ficu From Nusery Stock

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Willow Leaf Ficu From Nusery Stock

Post  Martin on Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:46 am

Hi All,
In 2008 when i was living in South Florida i got this Willow leaf ficus from one of the nursery near Flamingo Garden for $8.00



Summer 2009 after i move to Southern California i start to working on this tree . I have separate the small tree grow from the root and attach to top of the left side of the rock and the mother tree on the right side and then i air laying the upper part of the tree.









After one year in 2010 I design to cut off the air laying tree (It take much longer to air laying in CA then i use to do in FL) and i surprise the tree doing as good as it was in FL
Right before i cut off the air laying


This how it look after cut off the air laying and potted



This how it look today
Back side of the tree

Front




The tree look better or my 9 months old Siba Inu look Better? lol



Here the air laying tree it grow slower than the mother tree it will take another several year to be come a twin trunk bonsai



Any suggestion and input is well come . Just like most Floridan love this spices still have several more to post another time. Hope you enjoy it.

Thanks

Martin Lau

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:03 pm

Great work, the Californians don't do much with Ficus, maybe it is the lack of humidity. Also I think they are closer to the Japanese traditional influence than we are.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:45 pm

I like how you have grown your tree. It has great character. The right side branch on your smaller tree interrupts the flow. I think removing this branch and grafting a branch on the left side of the parent tree, slightly towards the back, would create more balance. It looks good on the rock IMHO. Your Siba is beautiful!
Best,
Todd

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Post  Bob Pressler on Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:59 pm

Billy M. Rhodes wrote:Great work, the Californians don't do much with Ficus, maybe it is the lack of humidity. Also I think they are closer to the Japanese traditional influence than we are.
Huh???? I can't speak for northern CA but down south we do quite a bit with ficus- especially narrow leaf , mircocarpa and benjamina. Of course not as much as in FL. We also can pretty much forget aerial roots.

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Post  Jerry Meislik on Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:34 pm

Martin,
very nice work. YOu did a great job in only a few years.
Keep us posted.
Jerry

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:39 pm

Nice tree but I love your Shiba Inu.

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Post  Ed Trout on Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:18 pm


Very nice work Martin ! The tree looks very healthy and obviously loves California ! Flamingo Gardens is very close to me here in Pembroke Pines, and I go there often. As I've always said, Ficus nerifolia may not be the best ficus for bonsai, but it's way ahead of whatever is second ! Wink

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Post  Sam Ogranaja on Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:38 pm

Ed Trout wrote: As I've always said, Ficus nerifolia may not be the best ficus for bonsai, but it's way ahead of whatever is second ! Wink Ed


Ahahhahhahahahahahahahahahh This comment has me rolling laughing. I needed a good laugh this week.
Thanks Ed
Have a great week!!!
Sam

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Post  Poink88 on Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:48 pm

Sam Ogranaja wrote:
Ed Trout wrote: As I've always said, Ficus nerifolia may not be the best ficus for bonsai, but it's way ahead of whatever is second ! Wink Ed


Ahahhahhahahahahahahahahahh This comment has me rolling laughing. I needed a good laugh this week.
Thanks Ed
Have a great week!!!
Sam
Seconded LOL cheers

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willow leaf ficus from nursery stock

Post  moyogijohn on Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:03 pm

YOU have come a long way with this one !! i really like the root crawling over the rock.. the tree must like calif. a lot better than it would here!! good job all the way.. take care john

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Post  Martin on Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:35 pm

Ed Trout wrote:
Very nice work Martin ! The tree looks very healthy and obviously loves California ! Flamingo Gardens is very close to me here in Pembroke Pines, and I go there often. As I've always said, Ficus nerifolia may not be the best ficus for bonsai, but it's way ahead of whatever is second ! Wink

Ed

Hi all,

Thank you very much for all your kindly comments.

Ed,
I lived in Copper city for 18 years.most of my tree are tropical and Florida native tree
lost some of my tree after i move here my button wood and Black olive are gone but most of them are doing very good here

Bob

Yes .I was at your nursery couple weeks ago and see you have quite a lot of willow leaf ficus in stock but so far i don't see any displace on any Bonsai show here in southern California

Thanks All

Martin Lau

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