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Box Wood this morning

Post  Mitch Thomas on Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:32 pm

Here's a shot of my box wood this morning.

Some times the light is just right!

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Post  Zach Smith on Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:55 pm

Really nice boxwood, Mitch.

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Post  lordy on Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:58 am

Is that a Kingsville? And about how large is the diameter of the trunk? It is VERY nice indeed.
My 40+ yr old Kingsville was brutalized by Roy Nagatoshi this week. I think I may have just lost about 2 years of growth and development.
I now have the opportunity to collect a landscape boxwood of some sort from my son's house. A good portion of it was broken during a heavy snow that slid off his roof. I think it has some potential with a trunk of about 3 to 4 inches. I would have dug it today but I had a paintbrush in my hand all day. Now I have an adult beverage in it. drunken

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Post  Russell Coker on Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:46 am



That looks familiar...

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Post  Mitch Thomas on Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:21 am

Thanks Zack it one of my favorites.

Lordy, no its common box the trunk diameter is a about 6" it's in a 26" x 18" oval pot by Byron Myric.

Russell, yes it does and thanks for donating it to the auction a few years back.

Thanks all
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Post  Russell Coker on Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:15 am



What was I thinking? I'm an idiot.

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Post  Tayler James on Tue May 01, 2012 1:50 am

wow that is an amazing tree and a great photo!

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Post  abcd on Tue May 01, 2012 10:00 am

For me, I think it would be better like this
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Post  Russell Coker on Tue May 01, 2012 1:18 pm




I like the crown the way it is, and I especially don't like the shortened pot. If anything I'd go with a longer, much shallower pot. Mitch, have you considered one of Joe's slabs?

This boxwood has the feel of an old bayside oak, the kind that begs children to come and climb in its branches. Perfect for a picnic.

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Post  Mitch Thomas on Tue May 01, 2012 1:20 pm

abcd
Thanks for your rendition. I can see where your going with it. This tree is far form being show ready, i want to tweek the placement in tne pot. Much more ramifacation is needed. The tree is modeled after the southern Live Oaks in our area. They often have multiple main trunks and often have lower branches that hang low if not on the ground. Typically the have more than one apex that combine together to look like one. The over all profile leads to be wider than tall close to 3 to 1 width to height. This tree is actually modeled after a ancient tree in the Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, LA. It's a tree that I and many local kids climb on for many years. It's the Monkey Hill tree.

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Post  Mitch Thomas on Tue May 01, 2012 1:31 pm

Hi Russell
We must have been typing at the same time. Lol.
I agree the pot is a little deeper than I wanted and I wish it was about 1/3 longer. I was planning on placing the tree more to right to get the apex more to the center of the pot. And also the tree is a little to high in the pot, so I would like to plant it at least 1" to 1 1/2" lower. Getting large pots custom made is a hard bill to fill. If I can't get the look I wanted my next move would be to a slab. As is the tree is pretty heavy so I would like to keep the weight down, also I was worried about winter protection on a slab.

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