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Hynoki Cypress help
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:22 PM »
After a very tough winter here in Michigan my Hynoki Cypress took some serious damage, especially on the interior of the tree. This is unfortunate since these trees do not back bud  >:( . The tree has bounced back nicely given the circumstances, trimming will be necessary.  However to get to the core of my question, how well does a Hynoki tolerate root pruning vs foliage reduction. Shimpaku does not mind heavy root pruning as long as the foliage is intact.  Does a Hynoki have a similar trait?
 

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Re: Hynoki Cypress help
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2014, 09:35 AM »
How about a picture? I have gotten a good dose ofHinoki the past two years. The intetnal dieoff could be the normal abscision of older foliage. Opening up and reducing the outer foliage can result in significant interior back budding. Pm me if you want more information .
 

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Re: Hynoki Cypress help
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 12:19 PM »
Kirby, I want more information!
 

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Re: Hynoki Cypress help
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2014, 10:44 PM »
Here are two pictures.
 

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Re: Hynoki Cypress help
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2014, 11:15 AM »
Young plant, will sprout back all over if you open it up. My question, how big do you want it to be as a bonsai? Is the trunk the size you want? If you want it to bud back inside you will need to prune it, however if you are trying to grow it larger, leave it alone fo now. What is the wire for? Is it being effective at doing what you want it to do?
 

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Re: Hynoki Cypress help
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2014, 11:50 AM »
I do not wish the tree to grow much more than it has. The wire is pusshing the branches down and apart so light can get it. The trunk is getting thiker. The main thin is I want to put it into a nicer pot, and want to know how well this plant tolarates ruut pruning.
 

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Re: Hynoki Cypress help
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2014, 04:06 PM »
Ok. Repot in spring when the foliage tips start to grow. Thet will get bright green on the very tips. Next summer you can then reduce the foliage to get ig under control by pruning.
 

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Re: Hynoki Cypress help
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2014, 10:46 PM »
How much reduction is enough. Can hynoki take heavy foliage pruning or heavy root pruning? Also im not sure how to reduce the foilage so that it look presentable. Is there some sort of source inforamtion specific information on hynoki.
 

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Re: Hynoki Cypress help
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2014, 12:20 AM »
Rick Moquin's Taming the Honoki Cypress and part II is the best Hinoki bonsai reference of which I know, though these two articles don't answer all your questions. My limited experience is that the species is fairly durable/tough and does best if the roots never get dry (i.e., water, water, water, but with a well drained medium).
 

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Re: Hynoki Cypress help
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2014, 12:57 PM »


 

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Re: Hynoki Cypress help
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2014, 07:12 AM »
More work on bottom of tree and more wire, hopefully will improve the tree.
 

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Re: Hynoki Cypress help
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2014, 02:32 PM »
I hope all the wire and trimming are worth it. What do you think.
 

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Re: Hynoki Cypress help
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2014, 11:49 AM »
Looking good, let it rest until next year. I like the gold highlights, very autumnal looking. It makes a nice contrast when shown near a conifer with "blue" foliage.

My favorite are the dark green hinoki, to date no hinoki cultivars are "blue" but several nurseries are working on finding one (Buchholz for example). The gold forms are an interesting alternative color.
 

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Re: Hynoki Cypress help
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2014, 08:14 AM »
I agree.  Definitely looking good.

Will definitely also be looking at the information provided as I currently have 5 Hynoki Cypress Seedlings that are only 1 year old and still a very long way to go.
 

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Re: Hynoki Cypress help
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2014, 08:52 AM »
Nice start, but I would add some movement into the branches.  Seems a bit static.