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SpongeMann

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Prunus Serotina pre bonsai
« on: February 28, 2015, 08:27 PM »
 I collected a few Seratinas last year. This one has the most potential. I noticed people aren't too fond of this tree. I really like it. It stands out from other trees because the leaves shine when they flap around in the wind.
 

SpongeMann

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Re: Prunus Serotina pre bonsai
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2015, 08:31 PM »
I read that artists don't like the tree too much because young bark takes a long time to harden.
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Re: Prunus Serotina pre bonsai
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2015, 08:45 PM »
I will prune the apex and the branches back soon. The bottom right branch need to come off too. I'll leave it for now. The trunk will be covered in soil up to the first branch to keep the trunk moist.
 

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Re: Prunus Serotina pre bonsai
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2015, 06:43 AM »
Sponge,

 That trunk will rot quick under soil.
Why are you keeping the trunk moist?

Cut paste?

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Re: Prunus Serotina pre bonsai
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2015, 09:23 AM »
I collected a few Seratinas last year. This one has the most potential. I noticed people aren't too fond of this tree. I really like it. It stands out from other trees because the leaves shine when they flap around in the wind.
It's not about not liking them.  I would love to have a nice black cherry bonsai, as they have a lot of good features as landscape trees.  They just don't perform well in container culture.  I've found that after a couple of years they suffer dieback despite your best efforts and are very susceptible to fungal attack.  Your experience may differ, however, and I wish you the best of luck.  Keep us posted if yours do well.

Zach
 

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Re: Prunus Serotina pre bonsai
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2015, 12:01 PM »
What's up fellas  Sorce I want to trunk to rot. Ants have tunnels through the trunk. I got all the ants out. I don't  want to grind the deadwood out and risk damaging the cambium that has rolled over pretty good last year. I just cleaned the deadwood  And scraped all the rotting wood off. To keep the fungus spores at bay. Zack   You are right fungus sets in quick. They seem to like Sandy soil. I have two with the soil I collected them from. And they never get fungus. I don't have too much experience with black cherry yet . I've had to remove many black cherry trees from people's homes . I don't  get it, but yet you see camphor trees on people's properties and they are invasive here.