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Re: Shohin JBP decandling
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2014, 04:15 AM »
Please put this in Tree of the Month.

Against Matsu's.

I think it will be fun.

I love them both!
 

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Re: Shohin JBP decandling
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2014, 10:37 AM »
Here is a picture of my bushy shohin, not the little exposed root.  Taken from the top.

Lots and lots of new buds everywhere!

Pretty much all the existing needles will be pulled this fall!  It should show a significant reduction in apparent size.  These new needles will be short, and all the long needles will be pulled.  Interior long needles will be cut in half rather than pulled, to continue to feed those weaker interior buds.
 

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Re: Shohin JBP decandling
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2014, 10:39 AM »
I looked at the condition of the little exposed root semi cascade.  Buds are forming, really tiny right now.  I'll post an update when they get bigger.  Right now they're just green dots!
 

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Re: Shohin JBP decandling
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2014, 04:24 AM »
Looks very healthy!

Sweet.

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Re: Shohin JBP decandling
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2014, 09:03 PM »
Here is an update to my bushy shohin.

I was able to pull a lot of the old long needles.

Near the apex, I got a lot of good strong summer candles and needles about 3/4 inch long. Exactly what I was looking for.

In the middle, I got some candles like that, and a whole lot of weak buds that produced only a couple pairs of needles.

Down at the bottom, even fewer strong candle, but there are tons of one and two pair buds, and even more buds that appear they will be popping this spring. These are green buds, with no needles.

What I want is for all the buds to be uniform, equal strength all over the tree,and look like the ones on the top of the tree.

I used the "decandle all at once" method. Perhaps I should have used the 10 day method to give the lower branches a head start.

Also, this tree is very thick, and was even more thick last summer before I decandled. The top got more direct sun. The bottom branches were more shaded. In retrospect, I should have trimmed back the old needles to be shorter last summer so the new buds would have gotten more sunlight. I hate to cut needles, but I think in this case I should have done it.

One final thought, the tree is definitely due to be repotted.

So, the tree is more balanced than before, but it's not there yet.
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Re: Shohin JBP decandling
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2014, 12:12 AM »
Very Nice Adair

I am sure that this will be a winner.
 

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Re: Shohin JBP decandling
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2014, 06:29 AM »
Yup.
Especially after next year.
10 day schedule next yeAr?

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Re: Shohin JBP decandling
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2014, 08:13 AM »
Maybe use the 10 day schedule.

This tree had (still has) a miriad of tiny buds each producing only a few long needles rather than strong candles. Especially on the lower branches. The necks were very short on the spring candles last year. So it was difficult to leave longer necks on the top and shorter necks on the bottom of the tree.

I'll see how it grows this year. And if the spring candles look like last year's, I'll go with the ten day program.
 

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Re: Shohin JBP decandling
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2014, 07:25 PM »
Fertilizer.
 

Adair M

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Re: Shohin JBP decandling
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2014, 08:34 PM »
I fertilized pretty heavily. Always kept 4 poo balls and it got weekly fish emulsion.

I think it needs a repot.