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General Category => Deciduous Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Gaffer on July 15, 2014, 05:44 PM

Title: Chinese elm problem
Post by: Gaffer on July 15, 2014, 05:44 PM
Buds fattened in spring then failed to open. The tree just sits there and I am sure it is still alive. Any ideas.
Title: Re: Chinese elm problem
Post by: M. Frary on July 15, 2014, 10:18 PM
  Have you checked the roots to see if they looked and smelled alright.
Title: Re: Chinese elm problem
Post by: Sorce on July 16, 2014, 05:10 AM
I have one, sorry one left, I tossed two, or four, that did the same but died.

If you have been following other threads, these are the same ones with Sphagnum in the soil. Between staying too wet (rotting), and freezing this Hellish winter, I wont keep sphagnum in soil anymore.

 I didnt give up on my heavily root pruned prunus spinosa that pushed leaves then sulked.

I have one more Elm i havent given up on yet. Same buds swelled, now nothing.

What is your soil like?

Sorce
Title: Re: Chinese elm problem
Post by: bwaynef on July 16, 2014, 09:55 AM
How'd the scratch test go?
Title: Re: Chinese elm problem
Post by: Gaffer on July 17, 2014, 09:11 PM
Hi bwaynef
Scratch test is good. It is in a group plant that has been together for 10 years. Go figure. I will watch it and plan for next year.
Thank you all for your thoughts
Gaffer