Author Topic: Corylus Avellana - Hazelnut  (Read 1925 times)

jlushious

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Corylus Avellana - Hazelnut
« on: July 15, 2014, 10:12 PM »
I acquired this tree from an old club member in Vancouver in July 2013. I'm not sure that I would have chosen a hazelnut for bonsai as the leaves can be quite large, but I really like the looks of them and was not going to say no to a gifted tree. Besides I think it has some potential.

In any case, I didn't do anything with it last year when I got it. Just let it grow and see where it would take me. I mostly wanted to wait for the winter to get a better idea of the shape once the leaves came off. I brought this tree out to Calgary in June of 2014, it went into total shock for some reason and all the leaves started browning. I did a quick emergency repot as the soil was pretty compacted in the pot it came in and it is really dry here. I also trimmed off all the dead or dying leaves so that the tree would focus its energy on making new leaves rather than trying to keep the dying ones alive.

Somehow that worked (I guess it was like leaf pruning!), and it has recovered well with a nice second set of leaves. I definitely won't do this every year especially given that it was emergency potted. But I have to say I would be sad to lose this, I really like the movement it has with the twin trunks.

Anyways, here are the two photos, one from July 2013 and the second from today.

Has anyone worked with these before? Thoughts? Comments?
 

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Re: Corylus Avellana - Hazelnut
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014, 03:55 AM »
Hi J,

I like the basic shape of the trunks. I figure you can make something nice out of this. Don't worry too much about the leaves as it seems the have already reduced since the defoliation

kind regards
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Re: Corylus Avellana - Hazelnut
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2014, 05:16 AM »
Hell yeah. The leaves look smaller, and have a nice look to them.

Maintaining the trunks in that proportion should lend itself to a really nice double trunker soon.

This is one of my favorites of yours JL. Your boxwood has me wanting to update my box thread. But somehow the pics are too large. Stay tuned.

Thanks

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jlushious

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Re: Corylus Avellana - Hazelnut
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2014, 10:16 PM »
Thanks folks. I have this other one too , which I acquired from the same person, but I unfortunately had to hack it back big time because it was infected with a hazelnut blight (supposed to just cut off any infected areas). I'm just hoping the cankers didn't open enough for it to spread to the one I posted above! First pic below is pre-hacking.