Author Topic: Fabiana imbricata f. violacea (Violet Pichi)  (Read 1011 times)

leechhat

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Fabiana imbricata f. violacea (Violet Pichi)
« on: May 02, 2013, 06:36 PM »
So I figured I'd post some pictures of my project I just started with this plant. It's a pretty unusual specimen, apparently. Anyway, I plan on having it as a memorial for my uncle who just recently passed away- once it's a proper bonsai I'm going to transplant it with some of his ashes.

I just trimmed it down to get a rough idea of how I want to shape it. Anyway, I'll post a couple of pictures so you can see it. Feedback would be much appreciated!

Cheers!
 

Jason E

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Re: Fabiana imbricata f. violacea (Violet Pichi)
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 10:52 PM »
Hi Leechat,
Welcome
You might consider removing the center branch/trunk, using the left branch as your new trunk line and the right branch as your first branch.
this would add some movement and avoid problems asociated w/ 3 branches at 1 union.
good luck on your speacial tree, a nice thought.

jason
 

leechhat

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Re: Fabiana imbricata f. violacea (Violet Pichi)
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 11:30 PM »
Thanks Jason! That's a good idea. Do you think it would be okay if I just lopped it off? I already trimmed a bunch. Should I worry about the roots at all?
 

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Re: Fabiana imbricata f. violacea (Violet Pichi)
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 09:03 AM »
With a tree this young, I'd leave that branch for now.  Its young and there's little danger of the growth at that union getting out of hand any time soon.  This tree will need growth to acquire vigor.
 

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Re: Fabiana imbricata f. violacea (Violet Pichi)
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 05:07 PM »
Don't prune your plant. Water and feed. More foliage equates to more solar collectors and results in more growth.

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