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SpongeMann

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Yamadori Virginia Creeper
« on: September 24, 2014, 02:48 AM »
Hi everyone! I need a little help building the canopy of this Creeper. Any suggestions?
 

SpongeMann

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Re: Yamadori Virginia Creeper
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 02:50 AM »
Another view.
 

William N. Valavanis

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Re: Yamadori Virginia Creeper
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 09:55 AM »
Rather than developing a canopy, you better get the tree alive and healthy. Virginia creeper are easy to grow however.

Plant it in a deep training container with coarse soil and let it grow for a year or two.

You might also want to cut the long branches back a bit too.
 

SpongeMann

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Re: Yamadori Virginia Creeper
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 12:45 PM »
Thank you for the comment William. I have a few they are every easy to grow. The Creeper is in coarse sand mix and coarse sand as top soil to deter squirrels.I agree about letting it get better established and  grow out a bit. It has to get root pruned every month when it's in that shallow makeshift pot. I am going to buy a deep training pot for it today. I was looking for tips because  there just isn't much information on them as bonsai. Thank you William
 

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Re: Yamadori Virginia Creeper
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 07:49 PM »
Defoliate outer canopy two, if not three times (you're in Florida) a year when root bound.  Only largest leaves when not root bound.  Increases branch retention and promotes secondary "branching".  As Bill said, shorten shoots.  Personally, letting runners go has not thickened shoots.  Repeated pruning leave a new node or two has.
 

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Re: Yamadori Virginia Creeper
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2014, 03:22 PM »
Thanks Owen and I will definately start doing it. I had  one growing in a tray that I keep various  collected seedlings.So I pruned it a couple of days ago. And it got potted today.
 

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Re: Yamadori Virginia Creeper
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2014, 03:36 PM »
The other side
 

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Re: Yamadori Virginia Creeper
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2014, 03:39 PM »
The trunk is about half an inch