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Prunus Serotina pre bonsai

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SpongeMann:
 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:
I read that artists don't like the tree too much because young bark takes a long time to harden.

SpongeMann:
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.

Sorce:
Sponge,

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

Cut paste?

Sorce

Zach Smith:

--- Quote from: SpongeMann 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.

--- End quote ---
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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