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General Category => Shohin Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: JRob on February 04, 2012, 08:16 PM

Title: Shishigashira
Post by: JRob on February 04, 2012, 08:16 PM
Hello all,

Thought I'd post a recent pic of my Shohin Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' that I purchased from Don Blackmond at Gregory Beach Bonsai on Feb 9th, 2009. When she is in leaf she is spectacular. She is a real slow grower with extremely short nodes. I love the pooling/puddling that is happening at the nebari over the last 3 years. When it is dryer you can see rings that are being formed. The impression is that the trunk is melting into the pot. I am very pleased.

JRob
Title: Re: Shishigashira
Post by: Concorde on February 05, 2012, 08:19 AM
JRob,
You can't go wrong with Don Blackmond's bonsai.  I have bought many trees from Don and I live in California from stock material to refined maples.  I love the maple you purchased.

Art
Title: Re: Shishigashira
Post by: JRob on March 16, 2012, 04:12 PM
No you can not. I have been very pleased with everything I have purchased from Don. Here are some pics today of this tree after a light rain. She is beginning to leaf out and she is loaded with flowers.

JRob
Title: Re: Shishigashira
Post by: Dan W. on February 16, 2014, 10:45 PM
Hows this one looking these days? Love it!
Title: Re: Shishigashira
Post by: Gaffer on February 17, 2014, 07:50 PM
Hi jay
I would cut off all the flowers as soon as possible. Huge strain on your tree. I would wonder why she has so many flowers. Usually when a tree is stressed it will flower like that.
Qualicum Brian
Title: Re: Shishigashira
Post by: Dan W. on February 17, 2014, 08:16 PM
I think Shishigashira is a variety of JM that flowers regularly, and I wouldn't think that maple flowers would be all that stressful. I could be wrong, but they sure aren't very big.
Title: Re: Shishigashira
Post by: JRob on February 17, 2014, 08:38 PM
Dan, The tree is doing great. Here is a picture from last fall just before leaves changed. It is still in winter storage. The tree is doing great. Thanks for the inquiry. JRob
Title: Re: Shishigashira
Post by: Dan W. on February 18, 2014, 12:25 AM
Very nice. Thanks for the update.

Does this one get nice fall color?