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SpongeMann

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Re: Collected Albizia Jullibrissin
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2015, 03:32 PM »
This is the second one it had weird upside Feildgoal posts so I chopped the feildgoal  posts down. I split the base last year . To see if gets better taper.  The other one I split Had great taper which it lost a little because of the trunk split. But I like the outcome. Practice makes perfect and I'm practicing.
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Re: Collected Albizia Jullibrissin
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2015, 03:45 PM »
They are not that bad. I give Albizia J. full sun and the leaves stay considerably small compared to the huge mature leaves.
 

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Re: Collected Albizia Jullibrissin
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2015, 01:14 PM »
Nice Albizia additions, they do have some taper. If they were mine, I would burry the surface roots you have that are exposed, maybe another inch of media (soil). Even if you eventually want exposed roots, at least in the early phases, I would keep them buried for a couple years. You want roots out the bottom side of the surface roots, and that won''t happen if they are on top of the soil. Just my 2 cents. You can always expose them later down the road.
 

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Re: Collected Albizia Jullibrissin
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2015, 05:13 PM »
Whats up leo. They were exposed when I collected them. But I did throw more rocks on in the pots. I have to fill them with rocks so the squirrels don't get in the soil. They have pulled a couple of Little trees and seedlings. And they terrorize my Lutino lovebirds .
 

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Re: Collected Albizia Jullibrissin
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2015, 12:31 AM »
Hi everyone. Trees are finally waking up around here. The large trident maple in my back yard was the first to leaf out. Its roots are exposed til about twenty feet from the trunk. The grass is thick back there so is not such a tripping hazard. I made a cement pot/slab (I don't know what it is lol) a few days ago for a planting. I really like Pedro Morales's Royal Poinciana . So I got the two albizia that are the most vigorous . Which needed a repot.
 

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Re: Collected Albizia Jullibrissin
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2015, 12:35 AM »
Here is the pot. It's not pretty but it my first crack at it. I cut the top of water bottles for the drainage holes.
 

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Re: Collected Albizia Jullibrissin
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2015, 12:41 AM »
I found the tree with the straightish trunk at the beach. It was topped by city workers lawnmowers. It had the leader when I collected it.
 

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Re: Collected Albizia Jullibrissin
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2015, 12:47 AM »
I guess I could've done a better job shaping the mounds but they will be brought down in the future anyway. These trees are on their third root pruning. I don't thi no I'll get a good Newark from albizias.
 

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Re: Collected Albizia Jullibrissin
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2015, 01:07 AM »
Most of the buds on the twisted tree are breaking in the wrong places. I want the the straight trees canopy to be wide and the twisted tree to reach out from under the canopy. Sorry I'm bad with words bear with me .  :-\ People ask me why haven't I found a girlfriend in florida since I got back. The answer is plants and Bonsai. It consumes every little bit of my extra time but I'm having a blast. I guess I need to find a girl with the same interests hint hint to the beautiful girls out there  ;)
 

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Re: Collected Albizia Jullibrissin
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2015, 05:25 AM »
As for the buds breaking in all the wrong places:  It figures! :-\  It's an interesting project you're tackling.  I think it was John Naka that said in Bonsai techniques somewhere that with this type of trees with compound leaves that these leaves can substitute for some of the ramification that we normally try to develop.  Changing your desired branching structure on the run may be something you'll have to learn to do with these but it will prove valuable learning in the long run.  Spending some time with the local Bonsai Clubs might help you find a girlfriend.  Best of fortune with both of these projects. ;)
 

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Re: Collected Albizia Jullibrissin
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2015, 12:47 PM »
Potawatomi your name cool. I will post some pics of them when I get home. I prune them recently. I let them grow unrestricted and two got a little leggy but I'll get them in check. Lol. As for the shohin island. I added a cutting a few seeds and cuttings to see what takes. I think  the trees have good enough movement, good leaf reduction, and some ramification . I Thank god for these long summers . I get alot out of these trees.
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Re: Collected Albizia Jullibrissin
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2015, 10:39 AM »
 Hey guys I got some die back on basically all my Albizias but they are alive. We got a cold snap that hit the area unexpectedly. I have a pic of the island I started. I have a few more trees I'm growing, which I will add to it this spring.
 

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Re: Collected Albizia Jullibrissin
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2015, 10:42 AM »
I need to take more pics of the other ????s. Thanks
 

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Re: Collected Albizia Jullibrissin
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2015, 09:19 PM »
Good to see the update!

Regarding my albizias...

One that I have in a pot (have had it for probably 4 or 5 years now) is plugging along, still just letting it grow to build the trunk. I got this one from someone in the southern U.S. (Louisiana), so it may not be as hardy as the ones from up north. Thus it remains in the pot so I can give it some winter protection.

I have 2 others in the ground, one in my growing bed for future bonsai use and the other just for the garden. Unfortunately, both were severely damaged this spring by bark beetles (either shot hole or ambrosia beetles). They dug many tunnels into the trunks and killed the trunks back to the base. I lost a couple of years of trunk development. Fortunately there was strong growth from the base, which has gotten large...but now has about 6 or 7 trunks. I have to decide how to handle this in the spring, maybe cut back all but 1 or 2. I'm also going to have to apply pesticides to try to prevent future attacks. The borers did the same thing to several other trees in my grow beds.

Chris
 

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Re: Collected Albizia Jullibrissin
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2015, 11:01 PM »
Hey Coh, you know what? A couple of mine have that same problem . Borers ate half of the trunks . The big tree was weakened it the perfect area . Right where it has inverse taper. So late January I'll carve it out it is pretty stressed. I'll take some pics feel free to add some pics of the damage .