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Adair M

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Re: An over pinched Itoigawa
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2015, 12:39 PM »
Thanks for the kind words, John.

I'd like for this tree to grow out like yours did to regain strength.

And I like how Akio has some Jin extending beyond the canopy of your tree. That's the effect I was trying to describe with my "lightning bolt" comment.
 

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Re: An over pinched Itoigawa
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2015, 02:34 PM »
Kirby, you ought to start a thread on HOW you get your trees so healthy and strong. 
 

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Re: An over pinched Itoigawa
« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2015, 02:57 AM »
Wayne, there is no secret. You have heard it from Boon, me, Adair, John C, Owen, etc, etc, etc. Good  roots in rapidly draining soil, generous water, generous fertilizer, control fungis and pests. This tree was cut back pretty hard last year for cuttings as well.

No secrets.

John
 

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Re: An over pinched Itoigawa
« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2015, 10:25 PM »
Wayne, there is no secret. You have heard it from Boon, me, Adair, John C, Owen, etc, etc, etc. Good  roots in rapidly draining soil, generous water, generous fertilizer, control fungis and pests.
So there's hope for me stuck in the shade?
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This tree was cut back pretty hard last year for cuttings as well.
Now you're just showing off.
 

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Re: An over pinched Itoigawa
« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2015, 10:12 AM »
No, not showing off, just showing how well they can grow, even in a suboptimal location like New England. But you need sun!
 

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Re: An over pinched Itoigawa
« Reply #50 on: August 31, 2015, 04:09 PM »
But you need sun!

The two tree services I called said they need >$5,000.  I've pared down my collection in the meantime. :)

And now, back to an over pinched itoigawa...