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General Category => Deciduous Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: bwaynef on February 29, 2016, 02:12 PM

Title: Seiju Elm #1
Post by: bwaynef on February 29, 2016, 02:12 PM
Repotted out of 15 (?) gallon pot into this box.


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Title: Re: Seiju Elm #1
Post by: DorianJF on March 01, 2016, 01:51 AM
Very nice.

What are you plans on this for the future?
Title: Re: Seiju Elm #1
Post by: bwaynef on March 01, 2016, 09:35 AM
I want to rein in those boring "sub-trunks".  Maybe decide where to cut them back to and start developing this one as a clump.  I don't really know what to expect of this one this year, since I've heard that seiju can be persnickety about root reduction.  I should know soon though.
Title: Re: Seiju Elm #1
Post by: DorianJF on March 02, 2016, 02:16 AM
Thanks for the update. 

Keep us posted on this.  I am starting to catch a liking to clump style bonsai.  I am currently growing one (my first trial with loads of mistakes) and starting 2 new ones in May when I do a demo at my club.

Title: Re: Seiju Elm #1
Post by: SpongeMann on March 10, 2016, 11:24 AM
Very cool bark . I'm excited to see its progression .
Title: Re: Seiju Elm #1
Post by: augustine on March 11, 2016, 10:29 AM
Wayne,

I would also train as a clump to maintain the nice fat base. These cork bark elms have taper issues. Don't know the peculiarities of Seiju but I have the Corticosa and Yatsubusa varieties.

Anyway, nice tree to train. Where in the world did you get a 15 gallon Seiju here on the east coast? Is this from Meehan's?

Best,

Ray
Title: Re: Seiju Elm #1
Post by: bwaynef on March 11, 2016, 10:40 AM
Nah.  I happened across a local nursery that had these guys CHEAP, so I bought a couple.  I didn't chop it back, but did get strange looks loading them into my SUV.  It was mid-summer so I airlayered a few off and decided I'd just repot this spring.  I got this one repotted.  I'm NOT looking forward to repotting the next one but it needs it.  If I don't get it repotted in the next week or so, I might have to push it 'til next year ...and I have reason to believe my time just got pretty scarce at home so its looking more and more like the next one will have to wait.