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bonsaikc

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Formal Blue Atlas Cedar
« on: February 18, 2010, 08:44 PM »
This is quite a large Blue Atlas cedar which Boon found at a landscape nursery. It's been in training since 2003. The second photo is the whole display.
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Re: Formal Blue Atlas Cedar
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 09:56 PM »
I have moved/carried that tree a number of times..........

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Re: Formal Blue Atlas Cedar
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010, 04:47 PM »
I'll be posting some development photos very soon.
 

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Re: Formal Blue Atlas Cedar
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 09:39 PM »
Hard to believe that it has been in training less than seven years!
 

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Re: Formal Blue Atlas Cedar
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2010, 06:07 PM »
Any pics of what this BAC looked like before styling? Curious to see them. Was it trunk chopped and a new apex wired up? If it was chopped any foliage die back below the chop? Were the lower branches healthy or weak from being blocked out from upper branches?

Like its style and present form. The display looks good as well.
 

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Re: Formal Blue Atlas Cedar
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2010, 01:33 PM »
I suppose I have steered this post a bit away from the purpose of this particular forum. We may need to move it. Here's the tree as Boon brought it home in January 2003:
 

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Re: Formal Blue Atlas Cedar
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2010, 01:50 PM »
Here is the tree repotted, and I believe this was June of the same year. Repotting this tree included using a saw to cut off the bottom half of the root mass which exposed a solid mass of clay in the center.
 

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Re: Formal Blue Atlas Cedar
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2010, 09:57 AM »
Thanks very much for posting these pictures.  You ended up inspiring me to look at blue atlas cedars at my local nursery last weekend, and I ended up finding a tree similar to Boon's with lots of low branches.  If it comes out half as nice as Boon's tree, I'll be very happy.
 

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Re: Formal Blue Atlas Cedar
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2011, 01:35 PM »
what type of soil mix do you use ?
i have a nice large one growing in the ground right now and plan to lift it out in a couple more years or so.
 

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Re: Formal Blue Atlas Cedar
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2011, 08:29 AM »
I'm going to guess it's in the same mix most of Boon's trees are in, akadama/pumice/lava.
 

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Re: Formal Blue Atlas Cedar
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2011, 02:47 AM »
yes, it is in my mix
 

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Re: Formal Blue Atlas Cedar
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2011, 07:28 AM »
It is an impressive tree, but IMHO, it could look better with a less ordered decrease in the lenght of the branches.
 

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Re: Re: Formal Blue Atlas Cedar
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2013, 03:18 PM »
I have an extremely similarly shaped Japanese crypto, it was on sale from 280 down to 40 because of branch rot, which they are susceptible to? I can't wait to have it to this point, I see a very similar future for my crypto!

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