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Brian Van Fleet

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Pass Christian Pyracantha
« on: November 18, 2013, 11:29 PM »
A quick development thread of this tree I collected in '05 and developed over the last 8 years.

1.  In 2006, allowed to grow freely for the previous year and a half.
2.  In 2007, in a mica training pot, wired and pruned for the first time.
3.  In 2008, berries for the first time since collection.
 

Brian Van Fleet

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Re: Pass Christian Pyracantha
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 11:31 PM »
No photos in 2009...must not have been a very interesting year.

1.  In 2010, potted into a shallower container.
2.  In 2011, starting to shift the movement to the left.
3.  In 2012, cleaning up the dead section of trunk.
 

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Re: Pass Christian Pyracantha
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 11:33 PM »
1.  In flower this spring.
2.  Current photo.

 

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Re: Pass Christian Pyracantha
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 11:50 PM »
wowuh!
 

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Re: Pass Christian Pyracantha
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2013, 09:02 AM »
Filling out the foliage on the right really seemed to bring this tree together.  It could be the foliage density, but I believe the added weight on the right seems to lessen the appearance of (near-identical) twin trunks enough that its no longer distracting.  Granted I'm looking at pictures of several years of care and work, but it still seems to have come a long way in a short amount of time.  Good work!
 

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Re: Re: Pass Christian Pyracantha
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2013, 10:53 PM »
I agree with bwaynef but also think a big part of why it looks so clean now is that you have covered the very fast tapering up on the right side, very subtle but extremely effective. Now not only does that take away the bulge look it had prior, but even more so it makes the left side of the bulge look like movement and with the uro shaped the way it is, the old bulge movement is accentuated and counter-balanced...

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Re: Pass Christian Pyracantha
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2014, 02:56 PM »
Spring '14 update...
 

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Re: Pass Christian Pyracantha
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2014, 08:54 AM »
This one is coming along nicely!  Any plans to reduce that root so you can slide it to the right?
 

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Re: Pass Christian Pyracantha
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2014, 10:02 AM »
This one is coming along nicely!  Any plans to reduce that root so you can slide it to the right?
No, I actually like how it's positioned in the pot.  That root isn't too long to center the tree in the pot, but centering it takes away a lot of the visual strength somehow.  I had it centred a couple times in the past and it really bothered me.
 

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Re: Pass Christian Pyracantha
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2014, 10:44 PM »
Nice!! Man I have so much trouble with pyracantha. I'm not sure what kind they are . But they had Symbiotic ants  that made branches swell it looks cool. But the trunks are  skinny and they grow slow not much foliage . Mine dont backbud either. It packs a punch too my hands swelled up when I collected them last year.  Again great tree . I really want to find  a good Pyracantha.
 

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Re: Pass Christian Pyracantha
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2014, 11:14 PM »
Nice!! Man I have so much trouble with pyracantha. I'm not sure what kind they are . But they had Symbiotic ants  that made branches swell it looks cool. But the trunks are  skinny and they grow slow not much foliage . Mine dont backbud either. It packs a punch too my hands swelled up when I collected them last year.  Again great tree . I really want to find  a good Pyracantha.
Strange, I have been pretty lucky with mine. It will get a few aphids from time to time, but not bad. 

I don't think the trunk has thickened any, and the primary branches have had the same wire on for three years now.  Foliage grows fast, but nothing is in a hurry to thicken up, so find a nice fat trunk!

The berries on mine are coloring up now, so I'll update soon.
 

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Re: Pass Christian Pyracantha
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2014, 11:37 PM »
I am going to check and see what Eve's Garden has in stock . Its located in  Land o' Lakes Florida. I 'll definately keep an I eye this tree .
 

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Re: Pass Christian Pyracantha
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2014, 07:53 AM »
Maybe you'll find some growing in the landscape that have big trunks and unattached owners, happy to let you dig it out if you promise to haul it away.  Big ones get ugly and unruly as landscape plants, and are often planted in random places by birds.
 

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Re: Pass Christian Pyracantha
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2014, 07:45 AM »
With berries...
 

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Re: Pass Christian Pyracantha
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2014, 03:24 AM »
Great tree Brian.
I really love to see its progression from 2005 till now!