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John Kirby

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RMJ Chuhin Semicascade
« on: August 31, 2009, 09:06 PM »
Hi, Here is a chuhin Semi cascade RMJ that I got from Larry Jackel about 5 years ago. It was planted in a 1 gallon can, straight up. Marco I worked it in 2006, I took the wire off and repotted in 2008. Marco had uit a lot of effort in it to be a full cascade, but it was weak. The cascading branch died, so I am left with a semi-cascade. I didn't take a before pic, but it was all straight up. I wired everything down, bent down the thick branch in the center (raffia'd) and then pruned it back hard. It is currently in a nice Hagedorn pot, which is about 25% too big, so I will repot this winter. Now needs to be pruned and pinched to get denser foliage.

Pictures are current front, left, right, back.
John
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Dave Murphy

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Re: RMJ Chuhin Semicascade
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 07:53 AM »
Nice tree, John.  I think I remember this tree from an old thread at BT.  Do you have a picture of the tree before the cascading branch went belly up?

Dave
 

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Re: RMJ Chuhin Semicascade
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 11:14 AM »
Great deadwood on this one.  And the foliage appears to be nice and tight, this will be great when it fills in.  Too bad about the cascade branch, though it makes a nice jin too.

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Re: RMJ Chuhin Semicascade
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009, 12:24 PM »
Fantastic tree!  Thanks for sharing.
 

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Re: RMJ Chuhin Semicascade
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009, 12:29 PM »
Alex,
this is a crop from the "Alien" tree, but the foliagegrew just like this, 75% was removed during styling. John
 

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Re: RMJ Chuhin Semicascade
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2009, 11:55 AM »
RMJs seem to have a wide variety of foliage, sometimes it is nice and tight, and other times seems to refuse to do anything but be leggy.  This one looks like it could make some relatively tight pads.  It is nice when you can find one, i really like the bluish/grey foliage when it cooperates.  I love shimpaku, but honestly, going to a show where every juniper there is shimpaku gets a bit dull in my opinion.  Any time the foliage on a utah or RMJ is tight enough to form pads I vote for leaving it on.
 

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Re: RMJ Chuhin Semicascade
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2009, 09:50 AM »
Alex,
one thing I have noticed is that many RMJs have very compact foliage- in places like Michigan, Minnesota and South Dakota. When they come south, into our interminably long growing seasons they all get loose and un-shimpaku like, which is fine, but I wouldn't want folks in the warmer climates to think that buying an RMJ with tight foliage will hold up (in my experience it doesn't), but there may be a few out there- I only have 10 so my sample size may be too small.
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Re: RMJ Chuhin Semicascade
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2012, 02:22 PM »
Any updates on this one?
 

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Re: RMJ Chuhin Semicascade
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 06:37 PM »
It is doing fine, I will try and get  pictures this weekend,  it is very full and growing well.