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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: reefed419 on December 08, 2014, 10:30 PM

Title: Back Budding Conifers?
Post by: reefed419 on December 08, 2014, 10:30 PM
Hey pretty new to the bonsai, plant scene. I am wondering if there is a comprehensive list of back budding conifers available somewhere? Or if anyone could give me short list of common species used for bonsai, that are back budding conifers?

I know that bald and pond cypress back bud readily, any others that are good?

How about the Atlantic white cedar? They grow pretty wild down here in the swamps/wetlands with the cypress.

Thanks for the help in advance!
Title: Re: Back Budding Conifers?
Post by: DorianJF on December 09, 2014, 07:08 AM
Sorry reef.

No help on this from my side.  Would be interesting to see though.  Hope someone can assist you on this.
Title: Re: Back Budding Conifers?
Post by: bwaynef on December 09, 2014, 08:13 AM
I doubt any of these are comprehensive, and none seem to focus particularly on conifers.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_species_used_in_bonsai (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_species_used_in_bonsai)
http://www.bonsai4me.com/species_guide.html (http://www.bonsai4me.com/species_guide.html)
http://www.bonsaiempire.com/tree-species (http://www.bonsaiempire.com/tree-species)
http://guide.makebonsai.com/bonsai_tree_species_guide_scientific_name.asp (http://guide.makebonsai.com/bonsai_tree_species_guide_scientific_name.asp)


Do you have questions regarding the backbudibility* about a specific species or two?



*Shakespeare and Theo Geisel have nothing on my ability to concoct words!
Title: Re: Back Budding Conifers?
Post by: jlushious on December 09, 2014, 11:13 AM
Where are you located? Some more information there might help as some species may not be available where you are.
Title: Re: Back Budding Conifers?
Post by: M. Frary on December 09, 2014, 12:15 PM
  The white cedar and false cypress don't back bud reliably. Bald cypress will with a vengeance. You can also force most pines and junipers to back bud. Don't know about true cedars like Atlas or Lebanon cedar.
Title: Re: Back Budding Conifers?
Post by: reefed419 on December 09, 2014, 04:12 PM
Where are you located? Some more information there might help as some species may not be available where you are.

I am in Sunny/Swampy Pensacola FL. We have beaches to swamps to forest, REALLY humid ALL the time. Zone 8/9
Title: Re: Back Budding Conifers?
Post by: augustine on December 11, 2014, 12:33 PM
Bets are off for most of species mentioned so far because of your southern location. I am not sure of JBP and junis in your area.

How about Causerina? looks like a conifer and well trained foliage give this plant a pine tree apperance.
Title: Re: Back Budding Conifers?
Post by: bwaynef on December 11, 2014, 01:21 PM
Casuarina might be illegal to own/cultivate in Pensacola FL.  They're invasive in some locations, particularly in FL.