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Ashe Juniper Restyle

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John Kirby:
This Ashe Juniper wa collected by Vito Megna in the 90's. Howard and Sylvia Smith purchased the tree from Vito, did a good deal of work on the roots and did a very nice styling of the tree. I bought the tree from Howard and Sylvia and rewired it. In 2007 Marco invernizzi restyled the tree dramatically and made a real change to it. In 208, the tree had grown well and Mike Hagedorn restyled the tree, making it even more compact, Akio picked this tree off the bench, it had grown well and I was getting ready to prune it back, and pruned and rewired it.  The tree has gained a good deal of ramification and has been reduced to about 1/2 he original volume of the crown. Selective pruning and pinching will be used to work this tree in to a more refined state, hopefully it should be ready for the LSBF show in Dallas next year, it may be too sparse still, but will see.


This is a great native species that works in the hot parts of the country and should be used more frequently. This species has gained a bit of a bad reputation as hard to transplant, but it can be effectively worked with good technique.

John

Larry Gockley:
Hi John. Really nice work on the Ashe Juniper. They do have a bad reputation for surviving collection. The locals call them "cedar trees", a source of the dreaded "cedar fever" when they pollinate. It's good to see one that made it. Thanks .Larry

MatsuBonsai:
Akio did a great job on this.  Quite a lot of wire.  How's it doing now?  Any idea yet if it will be full enough to show in Dallas?  Would love to see this one in Louisville/2011.

John Kirby:
It is doing well, put on a good deal of new growth and appears to be quite happy. WIll repot this winter and get it into a more suitable pot. In my climate, the Ashe's seem to grow incredibly well, so we will see. I would expect that it will be OK for Dallas, and pretty good for Louisville.

John

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