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Species Specific => Japanese Maple Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: shimsuki on March 14, 2010, 12:51 PM

Title: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
Post by: shimsuki on March 14, 2010, 12:51 PM
This is a shishigashira maple that got airlayered yesterday. I had never performed an airlayer before, so my friend brian at Cass Bonsai showed me. It might make a nice shohin one day.


The steps that were used to make this airlayer are on my blog at http://shimsuki.blogspot.com/2010/03/japanese-maple-air-layer.html (http://shimsuki.blogspot.com/2010/03/japanese-maple-air-layer.html) as well as large pictures when they are clicked on.


Shimsuki
Title: Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
Post by: shimsuki on March 14, 2010, 01:06 PM
This is the front after the air layer will be complete.
Title: Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
Post by: Steven on March 14, 2010, 08:12 PM
Is this Shishi on it's own roots or is it grafted?
Title: Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
Post by: shimsuki on March 14, 2010, 10:37 PM
Is this Shishi on it's own roots or is it grafted?

I am not sure. My guess would be that it was an airlayer at one time.
Title: Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
Post by: Dave Murphy on March 15, 2010, 06:41 AM
I'm pretty sure the pictures do show a graft union low on the trunk. 
Title: Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
Post by: shimsuki on March 15, 2010, 04:56 PM
I'm pretty sure the pictures do show a graft union low on the trunk. 

Yeah I went out and looked at it, I think your right.
Title: Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
Post by: MatsuBonsai on August 03, 2010, 04:38 PM
How's the graft coming along?
Title: Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
Post by: shimsuki on August 03, 2010, 06:28 PM
Roots formed and it was cut off and put into a training pot. Just another thing to grow out I guess :)

I will try and get a pic up tomorrow sometime.






Shim
Title: Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
Post by: JRob on August 03, 2010, 07:38 PM
Here is a pic of Shim's air layer that he did this past spring (Our first). Rooted really well before the cut was done. We were pleased. I also posted my Shishi that was his inspiration.


JRob
Title: Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
Post by: JRob on June 24, 2014, 08:56 PM
Evening All, This tree is doing well. Here is a current picture. JRob
Title: Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
Post by: Herman on July 14, 2014, 04:39 AM
Hi JRob, Shimsuki,

has either one of you ever managed to propagate shishigashira by cuttings?

kind regards
Herman
Title: Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
Post by: JRob on July 14, 2014, 06:13 AM
Have not tried cuttings. JRob
Title: Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
Post by: Herman on July 14, 2014, 06:15 AM
I'm trying 10 cuttings from small branches I harvested from a landscape nursery..

will let you know if i have any success

thanks
Herman
Title: Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
Post by: bwaynef on July 14, 2014, 08:30 AM
I had a mist* failure and lost about 12 cuttings but I don't think they'd be that hard to root.  When I have the opportunity to try again, I'd put them in the greenhouse (or a translucent bin), in perlite after having been dipped in hormone and keep 'em from drying out.

*It was more of a failure of my neighbor ...but that's what I get for going on vacation.
Title: Re: Shishigashira Maple Airlayer
Post by: bwaynef on August 07, 2016, 05:14 PM
Herman, did you have any luck?  JRob/Andrew, what's this one looking like now?