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bwaynef

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Crabapple (Malus 'Mary Potter')
« on: February 24, 2011, 01:52 PM »
These two trees were hastily dug from my grow bed last fall the night before the sale of my house was final.  As you can probably imagine I was pressed for time.

I was pretty drastic about reducing the roots of the one that's not as far along as the other one.  (That's one reason it looks to be precariously planted in that pot, tho its actually firmly in there.)

Regardless, I was happy to discover signs of life in some trees I wasn't sure would respond well to collection and potting as hastily as was necessary for me to do.


I'm not sure how well Crabs lend themselves to shohin, but I'm tempted to give it a shot with one or both of these.


ps.  Material sourced from Brent as pencil-thin (or less) a few years ago, 2007 I believe.
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Re: Crabapple (Malus 'Mary Potter')
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 02:27 PM »
I am curious about your mix. Is it lava rock+turface+bark? I have had great success with all-purpose sand from Lowes with collected trees.
 

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Re: Crabapple (Malus 'Mary Potter')
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 08:43 AM »
That mix was simply what I had left at the house.  I'm pretty sure you've surmised correctly as to the components of the mix.  Looks like turface, lava, and bark to me.  I'll be repotting them this spring.  It ought to be interesting to see what's going on with the roots.
 

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Re: Crabapple (Malus 'Mary Potter')
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 11:38 AM »
Wayne, they can make very nice Shohin- but understand they will look their best in winter when they have dropped their leaves and have a fruit or two (a few anyway) hanging from their bare branches.. John
 

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Re: Crabapple (Malus 'Mary Potter')
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2014, 08:39 AM »
Another 3 years.

How goes these Bwayne?
 

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Re: Crabapple (Malus 'Mary Potter')
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2014, 10:28 AM »
Yeah, I'd like to know how these are doing as well. I have 2 of them (also obtained from Brent as pencil thin cuttings) in my growing bed. They produce incredible numbers of flowers and fruit...it's a really beautiful cultivar. I haven't tried growing them in containers yet, the larger one in the ground is still a few years away.

Chris
 

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Re: Crabapple (Malus 'Mary Potter')
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2014, 08:25 PM »
They're doing really well.  One might not turn into much (anytime soon), but the other is really showing its potential.  I'll try to get a picture to update this thread (now that they're in leaf), but I posted at least one of them in my repotting thread earlier this spring.