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Andrija Zokic

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Olea europea "Deer"
« on: July 20, 2010, 09:12 AM »
Olea europea collected 2 years ago.
More photos: http://www.animabonsai.com/2010/07/deer-olive/
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1. after collecting in 3/2009.
2. 7/2010
 

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Re: Olea europea "Deer"
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010, 09:19 AM »
Wow, really great shape with this one.  I take it this is the new front?  Do you have another pot picked out for this one?  What do you have planned next?
 

Andrija Zokic

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Re: Olea europea "Deer"
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 11:10 AM »
Wow, really great shape with this one.  I take it this is the new front?  Do you have another pot picked out for this one?  What do you have planned next?

Yes that is new front, from this angle jin is more interesting, and all composition looks better.
Next Autumn we will repot it in better pot, and in winter wire all branches.
 

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Re: Olea europea "Deer"
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010, 12:12 PM »
Olea europea collected 2 years ago.
More photos: http://www.animabonsai.com/2010/07/deer-olive/
Photos:

1. after collecting in 3/2009.
2. 7/2010
Great material!  Please keep us posted as you develop it.

Zach
 

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Re: Olea europea "Deer"
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2010, 08:37 AM »
Wow, really great shape with this one.  I take it this is the new front?  Do you have another pot picked out for this one?  What do you have planned next?

Yes that is new front, from this angle jin is more interesting, and all composition looks better.
Next Autumn we will repot it in better pot, and in winter wire all branches.

You mention on your blog/site that you've chosen to plant this one into a drum pot.  I think it will look nice in that.  Do you have to overwinter this one carefully in Croatia?  What soil do you have this tree in?
 

Andrija Zokic

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Re: Olea europea "Deer"
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2010, 02:15 PM »
You mention on your blog/site that you've chosen to plant this one into a drum pot.  I think it will look nice in that.  Do you have to overwinter this one carefully in Croatia?  What soil do you have this tree in?

I live in Mediterranean climate, my town is on Adriatic coast. Olives are domestic trees here, so conditions are optimal.
I don't use soil, but inert substrate - baked loam and peat moss (5:1), and lots of watering and feeding.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2010, 02:35 PM by Andrija Zokic »
 

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Re: Olea europea "Deer"
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2010, 02:30 PM »
Beautiful, is that a wild olive (Olea europea var Sylvestris) or a cultivated one?
 

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Re: Olea europea "Deer"
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2010, 02:33 PM »
Thanks! This is Sylvestris, with very small leaves.
In new pot will look better.
 

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Re: Olea europea "Deer"
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2010, 02:38 PM »
How do you and/or do you treat and have you treated the deadwood on olives?  I've seen them a lot recently in magazines and always with a lot of impressive deadwood.

It's going to look killer in a new pot.
 

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Re: Olea europea "Deer"
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2010, 02:40 PM »
This tree gives me hope for the small wild European Olive I have in a growing pot right now.
 

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Re: Olea europea "Deer"
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2010, 03:59 PM »
How do you and/or do you treat and have you treated the deadwood on olives?  I've seen them a lot recently in magazines and always with a lot of impressive deadwood.

It's going to look killer in a new pot.

Main characteristic of yamadori olives is good natural deadwood. Not many intervention are needed into it, only some details, main part is already there. On this tree some parts of deadwood needs improvement.
Generally deadwood on olive tree is stable and long lasting (it rots very slowly). I preserved it with lime sulphur.
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