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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: DorianJF on February 17, 2015, 02:03 AM

Title: Boxwood - BUXUS sempervirens faulkner
Post by: DorianJF on February 17, 2015, 02:03 AM
Hi all.

In December my wife did something different and went out and bought a Boxwood to use as a Christmas tree.  After Christmas I planted it out into a larger container and have just let it be for the last 2 months. 

But this got me to thinking of trying to bonsai it as I have read that it does make a good bonsai.  Also that is popular because of the small leaves and that it has a fine branch structure.

So whilst I brush up on my reading by searching Boxwood Bonsai on Google, any suggestions on how to proceed with this.

Title: Re: Boxwood - BUXUS sempervirens faulkner
Post by: Sorce on February 17, 2015, 05:23 AM
Nice. At first I thought that trunk was pretty boring, but that slit up the one side is interesting, (front).

I got one 2 Xmas ago! Its still on the rebound!

Said to layer easily, you might find a few nice trees up in there.

Sorce
Title: Re: Boxwood - BUXUS sempervirens faulkner
Post by: DorianJF on February 17, 2015, 05:42 AM
Thanks so much Sorce.

Still on the Rebound?  What did you do?

Pic 1 - Trunk
Pic 2  - Inside
Title: Re: Boxwood - BUXUS sempervirens faulkner
Post by: Sorce on February 22, 2015, 02:07 PM


Third time I tried this....

I cut the roots back too, equally, violently,  with a fiskars folding saw.

Think the soil is too retentive.  But then again, I took all the roots off!

Sorce
Title: Re: Boxwood - BUXUS sempervirens faulkner
Post by: Sorce on February 22, 2015, 02:09 PM
Actually,  the pot is too retentive.
Title: Re: Boxwood - BUXUS sempervirens faulkner
Post by: DorianJF on February 23, 2015, 01:59 AM
3rd time lucky as they say.

I have never air layered before but definitively want to try it. 

Is the best time to do it in the spring?  We are heading into autumn shortly so wondering if I should wait till sept?