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chris s

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Berberis Thunbergii
« on: July 03, 2009, 11:26 PM »
I purchased this berberis as nursery stock in late May 09 and cut it back hard.  Here are a few pics just about three weeks after pruning and being placed in it's training pot in mid June 09.  Trunk is right at 3" and is 6" tall.




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Re: Berberis Thunbergii
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2009, 11:53 PM »
The pictures are a little too small, I can't see any of the details. I know that you can upload images here if you have larger ones that we could see!
 

chris s

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Re: Berberis Thunbergii
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 11:58 PM »
I am having troubles with uploading the pics.  I tried attaching the pics from my pc but they were to large, 2.0 mb each.  I then inserted an image code.  Way to small.  Do you have any suggestions?
 

chris s

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Re: Berberis Thunbergii
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2009, 12:26 AM »
Thank you Irene.

I think that I was able to properly re-size the pics on my pc.  Hope it worked.
 

Rick Moquin

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Re: Berberis Thunbergii
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2009, 08:01 AM »
I am having troubles with uploading the pics.  I tried attaching the pics from my pc but they were to large, 2.0 mb each.  I then inserted an image code.  Way to small.  Do you have any suggestions?
use any imaging software and reduce to 640x480 and they should work everywhere.
 

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Re: Berberis Thunbergii
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2009, 08:02 AM »
I like this little tree, I would get rid of that branch (to the trunk) that is heading off to the right first pic.
 

chris s

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Re: Berberis Thunbergii
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2009, 09:54 AM »
Thanks Irene & Rick for  the tips on the pics.  I will have to take new ones when I get back in town on Monday.  I reduced them to much and now cannot enlarge them.

Rick.  I will be removing that very branch next spring.  I am really not sure what direction I am headed with this tree.  Once I initially started to cut it back I was leaning towards a windswept tree but I am not sure now.

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Re: Berberis Thunbergii
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2009, 10:49 AM »
Chris,

By cutting back that branch that I mentioned it will remove IMO some unwanted thoughts on the direction ahead. It is too large and straight for the size of the trunk and I personally can't fathom it in the future of this tree.

Windswept  along with literati are probably the hardest trees to pull off convincingly, and frankly I do not see that design in this tree.
 

chris s

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Re: Berberis Thunbergii
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2009, 11:20 AM »
Rick,

The branch is destined to be removed.  I should have done it in the beginning and have been tempted to remove these past couple of weeks.  I just though that it might be better to wait until next year late winter, early spring.  I do not want to kill this tree.  Although I have heard berberis respond very well to pruning throughout the summer months.  The tree seems to be en very good health.   

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Re: Berberis Thunbergii
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2009, 11:51 AM »
Chris,

I didn't mean to sound like take it off now! Next year is fine :)
 

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Re: Berberis Thunbergii
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2009, 12:17 PM »
Rick,

I understood.  It is just that I have been really tempted to remove it lately.  I need to be patient myself.   :)

I will try and post some better pics of the tree by next weekend.

Chris
 

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Re: Berberis Thunbergii
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2009, 01:05 PM »
Chris,

Patience comes with time and results. Once you come to understand some of the fundamentals, patience is like second nature. Knowing when to act and seeing the results of waiting etc... well for the lack of a better word, the experience is rewarding, and then patience is but a word one finds in the dictionary.
 

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Re: Berberis Thunbergii
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2009, 08:25 AM »
Nice find.