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DorianJF

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Weeping Boer Bean - Schotia Brachypetala
« on: December 08, 2014, 12:27 AM »
Hi All.

As promised (Sorce...), here is another bonsai that I have.  My dad has had this tree since 1992 when it was given to him and he brought it to me to help re-pot, tidy up and then hopefully to find some styling and pruning advice.

It is a common species to work on here in South Africa but in saying that, I have not been able to find any information regarding bonsai pruning or styling (I will continue to look though)

So I re-potted it yesterday and started to tidy it up.  The bark was almost black, so I scrubbed most of it clean.  Still have some to do on that though.

So my question is...  Anybody have any advice for me on pruning and styling?  There is sentimental value to my father with this tree so definitely do not want to mess this one up.
 

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Re: Weeping Boer Bean - Schotia Brachypetala
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 06:26 AM »
Did a little research... great blooms!

Does this one flower?

I would look into airlayers at the fat part.
But it might be better left alone!

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Re: Weeping Boer Bean - Schotia Brachypetala
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2014, 08:59 AM »
It has never flowered. Reason could be because of the stunted growth. The flowers are beautiful and the nectar flows so heavily hence the reason for the name weeping.
 

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Re: Weeping Boer Bean - Schotia Brachypetala
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2014, 03:52 AM »
Hi Dorian,

I normally trim mine after the second foliage to keep it compact
Here is some Info
 

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Re: Weeping Boer Bean - Schotia Brachypetala
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2014, 04:12 AM »
Thanks so much Joe.

I really appreciate your input on this.

I will leave the tree to settle for the next week or 2 and then do a minor trim on the leaves.  After that, I will wait till spring next year before doing some work on it.