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joe cervantes

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tecomaria/cape honeysuckle
« on: July 31, 2009, 11:50 PM »
Here are a few pics of the Honeysuckle I got yesterday.There might be 3 seperate trunks. Any suggestions? Thanks , Joe
 

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Re: tecomaria/cape honeysuckle
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009, 11:51 PM »
another pic
 

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Re: tecomaria/cape honeysuckle
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009, 11:56 PM »
one more
 

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Re: tecomaria/cape honeysuckle
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2009, 01:20 AM »
My experience with this species is that it grows very fast. Developing branches has been a problem with mine because the wood stifens quickly. I would separate the three trunks into three pots (In fact, I might put one in the ground.
 

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Re: tecomaria/cape honeysuckle
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2009, 11:23 AM »
Thanks for the reply Jeff. Should I repot now? If i do, should I do any prunning,trimming, or rootwork?  I am in zone 8b. I just got some Turface. Will that be ok to use. Should I add some bark? Putting one in the ground sounds like a good idea.Thanks, Joe
 

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Re: tecomaria/cape honeysuckle
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2009, 01:11 PM »
Thanks for the reply Jeff. Should I repot now? If i do, should I do any prunning,trimming, or rootwork?  I am in zone 8b. I just got some Turface. Will that be ok to use. Should I add some bark? Putting one in the ground sounds like a good idea.Thanks, Joe

Even though I've found these to be hardy trees, I would resist replanting at this time of year. They look as if they could stay in that pot until next spring without any dire consequences. When my camera is available next week  I'll take a photo of mine. It is about three years ahead of your's.
 

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Re: tecomaria/cape honeysuckle
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2009, 02:18 PM »
Hi Jeff. Just found a large crack on my plastic pot that my tecomaria is in. Looks like there was some water coming out , but not much.Should I leave it or try to get the plants in another pot. if into another pot,( there looks like there are 3 seperate trunks in there), should I transfere those into individual pots. and should I do any kind of root trimming or just pot them? Thanks , Joe
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Re: tecomaria/cape honeysuckle
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2009, 04:29 PM »
Probably a little duct tape would take care of the pot. If you do decide to transfer them, leave the root work until next spring.
 

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Re: tecomaria/cape honeysuckle
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2009, 07:41 PM »
Thanks. I'll try the duct tape first.
 

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Re: tecomaria/cape honeysuckle
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2009, 12:04 AM »
Been a while since my last post. Looks like the duct tape works fine so far. Plant is doing fine. Cant wait until spring. Should be a great learning experience for me. Lots of time to get ready. Jeff any pics of yours yet?  Thanks, Joe
 

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Re: tecomaria/cape honeysuckle
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2009, 12:12 AM »
Been a while since my last post. Looks like the duct tape works fine so far. Plant is doing fine. Cant wait until spring. Should be a great learning experience for me. Lots of time to get ready. Jeff any pics of yours yet?  Thanks, Joe

Just got home yesterday. I'll try to take a photo during the next couple of days.
 

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Re: tecomaria/cape honeysuckle
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2009, 04:52 AM »
Not my growing zone - but would it not be a good time to give them a hard prune where you are? I assume that it would push new growth out...
 

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Re: tecomaria/cape honeysuckle
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2009, 08:58 PM »
Joe,
Here are some photos of my honeysuckle. It will be put in a bonsai pot next season. The cascade branch will probably go; it was a sacrifice branch that I trained for practice.
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Re: tecomaria/cape honeysuckle
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2009, 12:14 AM »
Wow Jeff, way cool! Why would you get rid of the cascade branch. Looks cool!
 

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Re: tecomaria/cape honeysuckle
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2009, 11:41 AM »
You're not wrong in removing that cascade branch. It's a "rainbow" bend that doesn't really fit with the rest of the tree.