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General Category => Deciduous Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Judy on October 13, 2013, 07:54 AM

Title: Louisiana Yamadori Hackberry
Post by: Judy on October 13, 2013, 07:54 AM
This is a Hackberry that was collected in Louisiana around 20 years ago.  It made it's way into my collection in spring of 2011.  I've been working on some carving to reduce the stovepipe tops, and branching. The left trunk had 2 apexes, one of which I took off.   The canopy is coming right along, it takes a bit longer with these, as they do get twiggy dieback in the winter, but I have learned not to do much trimming past July to help with that.  Here is a photo essay of the trees progress.
Title: Re: Louisiana Yamadori Hackberry
Post by: Judy on October 13, 2013, 07:57 AM
More photos, the last one is a current pic taken yesterday. More branch development is in the plan, and a bit more carving just to smooth the transition on the left upper.
Title: Re: Louisiana Yamadori Hackberry
Post by: Sorce on October 15, 2013, 08:29 AM
Hey Judy,
   I want to thank you. I noticed you don't cut past July. I forget where I read it, but I read you can cut these back 3 times a year.  :-\

   I was wondering if you had any experience with Browning leaf tips? I think I may have over fertilized during a hotter period.

Also, what substrate do you keep your Hackberry in?

Thank in advance!    Your tree is very nice.
Title: Re: Louisiana Yamadori Hackberry
Post by: Judy on October 15, 2013, 01:18 PM
Thanks Sorce,
Currently in a haydite/river rock/screened turface/orchid bark mix. I'm going to switch to an akadama mix next year, I had some leaf burn this year too.  But you can cut 3 times a year if you want, I can get at least 2 in before the hot season starts.  I find I loose some of the fine twigging in the winter, and if I don't cut late, then the stuff I loose is the stuff I would've cut off anyway. It usually puts on good end of season growth, it had a spurt in late August.  In your zone, it might not be as big of an issue.
Title: Re: Louisiana Yamadori Hackberry
Post by: Sorce on October 17, 2013, 06:41 AM
Thanks,
  I just noticed you are I'm Ohio! I never got past Louisiana!  It's good to know this leaf burn isn't a continuation of last years pests.  Year three next year, I expected it to be better, now it definitely will!

  I kept mine in 12:30-8:30 PM hot afternoon sun, on a ledge of a brick stairway, (think potters kiln), I think that contributed. I hope to pot it small enough again next year to go on the morning side window ledge.  What kind of exposure does yours live in?

  Also, being in Ohio, have you any Iker Pots? I hope to get my first pot from Chuck this spring!

Thanks again!
Sorce
Title: Re: Louisiana Yamadori Hackberry
Post by: Judy on October 17, 2013, 01:24 PM
I keep mine in full sun until the hottest part of the year, and keep it from mid-day sun during the heat.  I think they like sun...

I do have a couple small Iker pots, they are very nice.