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Post  Michaeliezza Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:59 am

Hello everyone need some help on a Japanese flowering plumb tree. It's been years since I kept bonsai and want to get back into it now that the kids are grown. I only won't to keep one tree and have a few questions.
1. What is the best book on this type of tree
2.can it be kept indoors during the winter or summer
3. Best place to buy one
4. Latin name
Here is a link of what I am looking for. I would like white but pink is fine.
Thank you
http://www.japanpictures.co/3/post/2012/02/bonsai-plum-exhibition-in-nagahama.html

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Post  JimLewis Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:27 pm

Michaeliezza wrote:Hello everyone need some help on a Japanese flowering plum tree. It's been years since I kept bonsai and want to get back into it now that the kids are grown. I only won't to keep one tree and have a few questions.

It usually is a bad idea to have just one bonsai (like Pringles). You tend to love a single tree too much -- to its detriment, and, some times, death. Spread your affections between 3 or 4 trees.)

1. What is the best book on this type of tree

I know of no book solely on the plum. However, Peter Adams' The Art of Flowering Bonsai has fairly extensive treatment of the tree.

2.can it be kept indoors during the winter or summer

In a word, no. A few (4-5) days inside for display is OK if not overdone. But plums are outdoor trees. Exclusively.

3. Best place to buy one

Can't help. I don't buy bonsai.

4. Latin name

Prunus mume

Welcome back to bonsai and welcome to the IBC. I really hope you get more than one tree. Maybe Peter's book will encourage that.

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Post  Michaeliezza Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:42 pm

Thank you so much for your reply and over loving I can but I can always get more trees lol. I will look up what you just gave me and see what this has to offer. It may require my specialized needs then I can provide. If that turns out to be the case then I will just get another serrisa as they are amazing trees as well.
Thank you
I will let you know how I make out.

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Post  Michaeliezza Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:57 pm

Just ordered a copy on amazon and paid $17 bucks for a used copy. thanks again

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Post  coh Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:56 pm

I don't have any experience with these trees (though I do have one planted in the ground for potential future use), but Peter Tea has a nice article on his blog:

Japanese Flowering Plum Basics
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