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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Leo de Leon on October 28, 2009, 06:33 AM

Title: Pemphis
Post by: Leo de Leon on October 28, 2009, 06:33 AM
Hi fellow members,

Just want to share photo taken about two years ago. This tree is a Pemphis and height is one meter.

Leo
Title: Re: Pemphis
Post by: John Romano on October 28, 2009, 09:31 AM
Leo,
Fanstastic material you have there!  It is funny how we 'wish' we could use that material here and you try to work with black pines that are not easy in your area.  It is often said 'the grass is greener on the other side'. 
However, enjoy that wonderful species.
Regards,
John Romano
Rhode Island, USA
Title: Re: Pemphis
Post by: John Kirby on October 28, 2009, 11:20 AM
John,
It is a diagnosable and treatable condition, it is know as : Zone Envy.

John
Title: Re: Pemphis
Post by: Leo de Leon on October 28, 2009, 10:12 PM
John and John,

Pemphis is truly a wonderful material for bonsai. The trees grow along the coastal side, with harsh conditions where they are at times hit by strong wind and waves during the typhoon season. They are very easy to grow, most of the yamadoris are collected sometimes with out the roots specially those growing in rocks, one can say that they are actually huge cuttings, they root very easily when potted.

I try to grow the JBP here in Manila just as to enjoy having a few or should I say, having a few disappointments. Mine are all grown from seeds, I don't have big expectations for them though. It is very difficult to beat the Pemphis in competitions over here.
Attaching another picture taken from the show. By the way, the bonsai in the first photo is owned by my friend victor.

Best regards,
Leo
Title: Re: Pemphis
Post by: John Romano on October 28, 2009, 10:31 PM
Hmmm.  Maybe I can trade you a shohin black pine for a nice shohin pemphis ;D
now where would we make the exchange? !
John Romano
Title: Re: Pemphis
Post by: Leo de Leon on October 29, 2009, 06:05 AM
Hi John,

Sounds good to me!

Best regards,

Leo
Title: Re: Pemphis
Post by: greerhw on October 29, 2009, 03:29 PM
I'll do better that that, I'll trade you a big JBP for a big Pemphis........... ;)
Beautiful trees !

keep it green,
Harry
Title: Re: Pemphis
Post by: Leo de Leon on October 29, 2009, 08:28 PM
Hi Harry,
OK, that will be great! You want to choose from these trees?  LOL!

Best regards,
Leo
Title: Re: Pemphis
Post by: dorothy schmitz on October 29, 2009, 09:28 PM

 Very beautiful trees, Leo. Pemphis won't grow in my climate. :'(

 -dorothy
Title: Re: Pemphis
Post by: Leo de Leon on October 30, 2009, 01:17 PM
Hi Dorothy,

Yes, I agree, Pemphis can't stand the cold. They only like sunny beaches!

Best regards,
Leo
Title: Re: Pemphis
Post by: greerhw on October 30, 2009, 06:04 PM
Well I guess we will have to pass, no warm beaches within 500 miles of here..... ;D
Beautiful trees.

keep it green,
Harry

Title: Re: Pemphis
Post by: dorothy schmitz on October 30, 2009, 09:39 PM
Hi Dorothy,

Yes, I agree, Pemphis can't stand the cold. They only like sunny beaches!

Best regards,
Leo

Leo,

can you please be more specific in reference to what temperature range would be considered too cold for pemphis (night temperatures?) ?

Thanks,dorothy
Title: Re: Pemphis
Post by: Leo de Leon on October 31, 2009, 05:25 AM
Hi Dorothy,

Pemphis grows well on an average temperature of about 85 deg F. When the cooler months come in, this is from December to Feb, the average temperature at this time is around 72 deg F, and they are somewhat slowing down in growth. This is from my experience. There is not so much fluctuation in day temperature and night temperature over here. Hope this helps.

Best regards,
Leo