Author Topic: Leucaena leucocephala (aka Mimosa, Haole koa)  (Read 2315 times)

SHIMA1

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Leucaena leucocephala (aka Mimosa, Haole koa)
« on: December 22, 2014, 03:03 AM »
At the upper reaches in elevation for this legume to be happy it's been limping along for about 10 years. Soon the green pod  will burst into a fuzzy white ball.
 

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Re: Leucaena leucocephala (aka Mimosa, Haole koa)
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2014, 07:54 AM »
Make sure you post a pic as soon as that happens.

Would love to see that.
 

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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2014, 12:59 AM »
Very cool Legume . They are hard to work with as bonsai but. They are by far my favorite types of trees. Cant wait to see its pom pom flowers , very cool
 

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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2014, 02:53 PM »
Very cool Legume . They are hard to work with as bonsai but. They are by far my favorite types of trees. Cant wait to see its pom pom flowers , very cool
Really? This thing loses branches at the drop of a hat. Mostly I just let it do what it wants except scoot down to the shore where it would be much happier.
 

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Re: Leucaena leucocephala (aka Mimosa, Haole koa)
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2014, 10:11 AM »
At least in a photo - it looks like a rock, with the thin branches standing in as individual trees. Interesting, I like it.
 

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Re: Leucaena leucocephala (aka Mimosa, Haole koa)
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2014, 12:22 AM »
At least in a photo - it looks like a rock, with the thin branches standing in as individual trees. Interesting, I like it.
It does, Leo. An odd lump. And the pot is even more curious. Years ago when it first came to me I thought it was a clunky amateur effort. Now I'm thinking it's  very old Chinese. There are a few random small holes drilled in it but it was originally a suiban.
 

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Re: Leucaena leucocephala (aka Mimosa, Haole koa)
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2014, 12:25 AM »
Make sure you post a pic as soon as that happens.

Would love to see that.
Here you go Dorian.
 

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Re: Leucaena leucocephala (aka Mimosa, Haole koa)
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2014, 05:49 AM »
Nice.

Santa lost his poofball!

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Re: Leucaena leucocephala (aka Mimosa, Haole koa)
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2014, 08:31 PM »
Genius to use the aquamarine as a backdrop in the photo, it's spectacular!
Plus mimosa is one of my favorites, no matter what size.
 

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Re: Leucaena leucocephala (aka Mimosa, Haole koa)
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2014, 03:01 AM »
Thanks Joanna...I've always thought of it as verdigris but aquamarine will do just fine.
 

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Re: Leucaena leucocephala (aka Mimosa, Haole koa)
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2014, 11:40 PM »
Beautiful.
 

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Re: Leucaena leucocephala (aka Mimosa, Haole koa)
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2014, 01:30 PM »
The pot does look very old, it nicely brings attention to the trunk - or visually "the rock". The eye moves up to what is in the pot. I dislike plantings where the pot and the bark of the trunk are nearly identical in color, made even worse if the potting medium is also the same color. The eye then tends to stay on the pot, or moves past the pot & trunk and focus is then on the foliage. I like it when the pot color contrasts the trunk color, without clashing with the trunk color. This then brings the eye to the trunk, where it "should be". Though for some of my trees, it might be better to not look too closely at the trunks.
 

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Re: Leucaena leucocephala (aka Mimosa, Haole koa)
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2014, 03:02 PM »
The pot does look very old, it nicely brings attention to the trunk - or visually "the rock". The eye moves up to what is in the pot. I dislike plantings where the pot and the bark of the trunk are nearly identical in color, made even worse if the potting medium is also the same color. The eye then tends to stay on the pot, or moves past the pot & trunk and focus is then on the foliage. I like it when the pot color contrasts the trunk color, without clashing with the trunk color. This then brings the eye to the trunk, where it "should be". Though for some of my trees, it might be better to not look too closely at the trunks.
Ah, the practiced eye. The first second reveals the truth. So I walk away, stop,  close eyes and turn around and open the eyes. What is seen first, before the judging mind engages.