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JRob

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3 Japanese Quince - Chojubai Red, Orange & White
« on: November 15, 2013, 09:30 PM »
Evening All,

Here are some pictures of three Japanese Quince I am working with. The first picture is the miniature red chojubai, the next two are an orange flowered quince (Advertised as white when it was purchased). I was a little disappointed until it produced over two hundred orange flowers this past spring. The tree was wired for the first time last weekend when Hagedorn was in town. It will be cut back this spring to begin the development of the tight ramified canopy chojubai is known for. The last is a white Chojubai that Hagedorn and I repotted drastically pruned and repotted the third week of June this year. Each tree is interesting in their own way and I love them all. They are in their early stages of development and I am looking forward to seeing their progress over the next decade.

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Joshua Hanzman

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Re: Re: 3 Japanese Quince - Chojubai Red, Orange & White
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 12:51 AM »
Very cool, this is my favorite species by far, very cool branching on yours! Question, are the roots on the side of the last picture root cuttings, or just pruned roots?

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Re: 3 Japanese Quince - Chojubai Red, Orange & White
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 06:28 AM »
Joshua, The white was actually grown as a forest when I acquired it. About 18" - 20" high. Soil not great. I owned it about 3 months before before my teacher and I discussed it. The forest was trimmed back severely to leave just stumps above the soil. What you are referring to "Roots" I think are trimmed back trunks. The tree pushed dramatically after its pruning and repotting in "Clay King" I'll take a picture sometime today and post. Just a word of caution. My teacher is familiar with a Japanese bonsai nursery that repots their quince in June but you have to have your horticultural skills down pat or you risk the chance of loosing the tree repotting that time of year.
 

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Re: 3 Japanese Quince - Chojubai Red, Orange & White
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 06:33 AM »
Joshua - Here is the white taken about a month ago. Look at how long the push was this growing season. JRob
 

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Re: 3 Japanese Quince - Chojubai Red, Orange & White
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2013, 06:46 AM »
Joshua - A few more pictures for you. The first is a different view of the white during the June repot. The second is the prance close up of the fused trunk that is developing. This was ground grown for many years before I acquired it. The last two are of the bark development on the red chojubai. JRob
 

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Re: Re: 3 Japanese Quince - Chojubai Red, Orange & White
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 02:27 PM »
Very cool jRob, thanks for that! It's post like this that keep my inner bonsai addict satisfied until spring! Very cool, that chojubai is definitely silvering up! The photo of the push makes me even more excited as this means I'll have tons of cuttings every growing season!!! How do find them with wireability? Do they snap at the length of the push you had in your pictures, or do they handle wire well? Where did you buy the chojubai from, I'm curious as to how old yours are to see at what age they're barking up.

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Re: 3 Japanese Quince - Chojubai Red, Orange & White
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2013, 04:44 PM »
Great questions joshua. I'm interested in finding out too!
 

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Re: 3 Japanese Quince - Chojubai Red, Orange & White
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2013, 04:45 PM »
Joshua, The chojubai was bought from Gregory Beach Bonsai, Don Blackmond. I've bought several trees from him over the last 5 years and highly recommend him. He's a great guy and excellent to business with. I have not had any problems wiring since I started this hobby. Young branches like those that pushed are very pliable. JRob
 

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Re: 3 Japanese Quince - Chojubai Red, Orange & White
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2013, 07:21 PM »
Funny, I got a couple of small Chojubai from Bill Valvanis this fall at Saratoga. I have a larger multi trunk at Boon's.

The little Chojubai here in Connecticutt are still pushing flower buds, and it has been down to ten or so in the cold frame. Tough persistent little devils!
 

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Re: 3 Japanese Quince - Chojubai Red, Orange & White
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2013, 09:31 PM »
John, Mine has been pushing flower buds since October. Slowed down now but I have a few buds that look like they will open on Christmas! JRob
 

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Re: 3 Japanese Quince - Chojubai Red, Orange & White
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2013, 07:45 AM »
Here is a picture snapped this morning in the pool cabana. JRob
 

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Re: 3 Japanese Quince - Chojubai Red, Orange & White
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2013, 07:59 AM »
Excellent, I know the tree in Cakifornia is covered, I will check on the tree in the cold frame. I love it a Christmas Chojubai!
 

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Re: 3 Japanese Quince - Chojubai Red, Orange & White
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2013, 08:14 AM »
Wow already!

 You guys are gonna have me on Chojubai like Hanzmann!
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Re: 3 Japanese Quince - Chojubai Red, Orange & White
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2014, 05:54 PM »
How's that nice little red chojubai doing?  Love to see a photo of current display.
 

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Re: 3 Japanese Quince - Chojubai Red, Orange & White
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2014, 01:24 PM »
Don, It has been so cold down here for so long not even the quince have begun to stir. Looked at all my quince last night and only a slight swelling beginning. Looks like another couple of weeks before things really start to happen. I'll keep you updated. JRob