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Species Specific => Shimpaku Juniper Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: boon on July 23, 2009, 12:40 AM

Title: Grafted shimpaku on California junipler
Post by: boon on July 23, 2009, 12:40 AM
Hi All this is my first post.
This shimpaku was grafted on California Juniper.  Foliage is large and it was way up high.  Akio Kondo, my senior from Kihachi-en, grafted during his visit in 1995-1996.   He grafted 2 branches of kishu shimpaku on to the live line of this california juniper.

I have used it as a bending lesson during Intensive Class.  I removed one of the 2 branches off.  I used only one branch to style this tree. 

Akio was pleased to see this tree again.  He spent a day cleaning, thining and wiring.

First pic is the before
second show the runners (pointed whip at the tips).  the runners indicate that the tree is very strong.  I pinched those runner once in April.
Third pic is the tree after detailed work.
and the last is Akio was working on it.


Title: Re: Grafted shimpaku on California junipler
Post by: ken duncan on July 23, 2009, 07:32 AM
WOW!!! what a great tree Boon. This is all from one branch?
Do You have any pictures of it when it was first grafted?
Ken
Title: Re: Grafted shimpaku on California junipler
Post by: bonsaikc on July 23, 2009, 10:05 AM
Boon, another beautiful tree. Was the tree grafted because the native foliage was just too coarse?

Chris
Title: Re: Grafted shimpaku on California junipler
Post by: John Kirby on July 23, 2009, 11:19 AM
Boon,
nice to see this tree fully styled.

John
Title: Re: Grafted shimpaku on California junipler
Post by: reddog on July 24, 2009, 12:38 AM
Very nice tree!  I am also curious to see a picture of the original foliage on the tree.  How many grafts over what period of time to build this kind of growth?
Title: Re: Grafted shimpaku on California junipler
Post by: boon on July 24, 2009, 03:08 AM
WOW!!! what a great tree Boon. This is all from one branch?
Do You have any pictures of it when it was first grafted?
Ken
Ken, i am sorry, i do not have the pic of it.  i will look for it thoug just in case.
and yes, it is from one graft.
Title: Re: Grafted shimpaku on California junipler
Post by: boon on July 24, 2009, 03:10 AM
Boon, another beautiful tree. Was the tree grafted because the native foliage was just too coarse?

Chris

Chris, Thanks,  yes, the foliage was very large and leggy.
Title: Re: Grafted shimpaku on California junipler
Post by: boon on July 24, 2009, 03:11 AM
Boon,
nice to see this tree fully styled.

John
Thanks John,
see you next week.
Title: Re: Grafted shimpaku on California junipler
Post by: boon on July 24, 2009, 03:15 AM
Very nice tree!  I am also curious to see a picture of the original foliage on the tree.  How many grafts over what period of time to build this kind of growth?
i will look for the pic, but i did not remember taking any 13 years ago. 
2 grafts were done 13  years ago.  I cut one of about 6-7 years ago.  the one that i cut off  was too high on the top.  I decided to use only one graft.  it was let grow for about 6 years before i styled it.