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clrosner

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Pomegranete
« on: July 06, 2009, 12:59 PM »
Dear Forum members:
The attached photos were taken this morning (July 6th).  I have had this tree for several years, but this year the flowers have really exploded.

Hope you all enjoy!

Carl



<edit> Removed double pictures </edit>
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bonsaihunk

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Re: Pomegranete
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 08:01 PM »
Carl.
Lovely display of flowers.
Jerry
 

BarbaraM

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Re: Pomegranete
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2009, 12:10 PM »
What do you feed it? 
 

clrosner

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Re: Pomegranete
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2009, 07:46 PM »
Hi Irene:
I traded this tree for one of my painted sky back grounds with Pauline Muth several years ago.  It is a double trunk tree and never flowered for the first couple years.  Then I decided to let it grow wild, and that is when it started to flower.  I do not prune it back to shape until all the buds have shown themselves..

Barbara: I feed this tree (half a teaspoon of Super bloom 12-55-6 to a gallon of water), once a week through out the spring.. Once in a while I sprinkle Bougain on the Bonsai soil, which is usually the first and the 15th of the month.  That is when I sprinkle all my Bougainvilleas, as well as any other flowering trees.  Most are in bloom right now! Real eye candy!!!!
 

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Re: Pomegranete
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2009, 02:49 AM »
Carl

Very nice.

Can you elaborate on what you mean by 'you don't prune until all the buds have shown themselves'?

Jerry
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clrosner

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Re: Pomegranete
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2009, 08:37 PM »
Jerry:
This double trunk is allowed to grow wild until all the flower buds are developed.  After the flowers emerge from their buds. They look like little miniature pomegranates, but they are quite shiny.  Then they split and the flower emerges looking like red crepe paper.

Here are a few pictures to help you.

Warmest regards,
Carl
 

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Re: Pomegranete
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2009, 11:30 AM »
here is my little pomegranete ive only recently picked it up
i was glad as it had fruit.

now to work and train this little tree

i like how you have a twin trunk
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clrosner

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Re: Pomegranete
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2009, 10:57 AM »
loopeozzie:
Your starting with fruit!!!  Hmmmm.  I've yet to be able to develop fruit.  I was told to tap the tree to self-polinate, but all I managed to do was cause some flowers to drop! :(   Oh well, I do appreciate the flowers!!!
 

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Re: Pomegranete
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2009, 11:18 AM »
I know several people who self polinate their flowering trees using a que-tip or cotton ball and just bounce from flower to flower.  It seems to work well.

Alex
 

clrosner

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Re: Pomegranete
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2009, 11:37 AM »
I've tried the que-tip. but so far no success!  Maybe, I'm using the wrong brand of Q-tips? NAAH! That can't be it!
 

loopeozzie

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Re: Pomegranete
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2009, 02:52 AM »
i will keep you in touch about the fruit im sure it will fruit again i havent changed pots just trimed and wired fingers crossed
 

bonsaihunk

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Re: Pomegranete
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2009, 04:57 PM »
Carl,
Sorry to break the bad news. Your tree will never fruit.
The double flowered variety is sterile.
Jerry
 

clrosner

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Re: Pomegranete
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2009, 08:14 PM »
Thanks Jerry:

I have no intention of shooting the messenger.  ::) I enjoy the flowers and am quite content to enjoy the flowers!

Warmest regards,
Carl
 

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Re: Pomegranete
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2009, 09:16 PM »
Nice pictures. I have always wanted a pom but haven't ever crossed paths with one that caught my eye. Do you plan on putting it in a different pot in the next few years? If so, what are you thinking?
 

clrosner

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Re: Pomegranete
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2009, 07:04 AM »
Greetings shimsuki:
As far as potting goes, I am not able to think too far in the future, since finances are tight! There are too many things that must be taken care of first.  In less than two weeks I will be 80, so no doubt the lucky person who ends up with some of my trees will have to consider the pot choice.

For the next few years, I am the care taker of keeping me and my trees healthy. ::)

Warmest regards,
Carl