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JamieR

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clerodendrum triple trunk
« on: February 28, 2010, 09:06 AM »
hi all  :)

Bwaynef put me onto this site, i have been looking around a fair bit and i think it is quite a nice site with people who have constructive critisism and opinionate their thoughts well, its good to see this :)

i have this clerodendrum inerme, it is a triple trunk and i have been loving this tree, i was only shown them about 3 months ago and aquiring this and another about a month an a half ago it has gone from a bare trunk to a tree that is filling well :)

i will stop blabbering and post some pics :) thanks for looking people :)
 

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Re: clerodendrum triple trunk
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2010, 09:08 AM »
you will have to excuse the pics, they are a little blurry  :-[

i forgot to say from the first pic to the next two i changed the potting angle as i didnt like it being so even, i think it is a bit more dynamic with one being a little closer than the other ;)
 

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Re: clerodendrum triple trunk
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2010, 03:55 AM »
a little update i have carved out the triple trunk some and it needs to be sulphered, i am also showing one that is still in development but coming along nicely, it is going on a rock so that will be ready in the next year sometime :)
 

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Re: clerodendrum triple trunk
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2010, 08:54 AM »
I am simply amazed at how quickly this one developed.  I don't know much about clerodendrums, but imagine it difficult to maintain too many of them in one's collection.

Taking into consideration how quickly these grow, I'd tend to think you'd have to routinely chop the branches back in order not to have very coarse branching.  It looks like you have good extension growth in your branches, but they're not bifurcating. 

Thoughts?
 

JamieR

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Re: clerodendrum triple trunk
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2010, 09:18 AM »
hi wayne :)

yes they are quite fast growers, i still want more in my collection as i only have two, i do stay ontop of them but i could leave them be for a while before working on them they are a really good tree i beleive as they reduce leaf really well and the development is fast so good for beginners to see quick results, i know they have another name you might know them by i will get back to ya with it.

as for branching an bifuricating they dont exactly branch off but that back bud and grow out at internodes so it allows to make good padding that i am developing on both. i will get some close up shots of it if i can get a clear pic.

cheers mate :D
 

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Re: clerodendrum triple trunk
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2010, 10:41 AM »
the name you guys over in USA might now clerodendrum as is Escambron. i just found it so it could be possible you know of them :D


jamie :D
 

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Re: clerodendrum triple trunk
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2010, 01:39 AM »
just a quick update. its come along quite well, we are not far from spring coming on in a month or so and this one is already pushing strong growth again!

 

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Re: clerodendrum triple trunk
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2010, 06:09 AM »
This is 6 months progress?
 

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Re: clerodendrum triple trunk
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2010, 11:24 AM »
This is 6 months progress?

hi wayne,

yes this is six months of progress give or take a few days :) they are a highly under used species here in Australia, i have another in my collection that is root over rock, started at the same time as this bare trunk, it is now nicely developed like this one and the roots are clinging nicely to the rock of my other one, i will post that up when i get the chance.

clerodendrum or escambron as you guys in America might know them as are an unbeleivable species, they are very fast growing, take very well to wiring or clip and grow, they respond extremely well to pruning by throwing new shoots out every where in a couple of weeks after a chop back. they strike rate of cuttings is excellent, i have struck 4 inch cuttings with no rooting hormone, leaf reduction is honestly that straight forward an operation it can be monotonous sometimes, when in the ground and left to there own devices the leaves can get up to four inches long by one inch wide, the smallest i have gotten mine down to so far is 3/8 of an inch by 1/8.

they are a very thirsty tree, i had to ad zeolite to the mix to keep it a little more moist then other trees in my collection, they also love food! i fert. every 5 days with these guys in a 100% inert mix.



jamie :)
 

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Re: clerodendrum triple trunk
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2010, 09:36 AM »
update for a better pic :)

from the 10th of january it being a bare stump to how it is now, picture taken yesterday 30th of june. i expect the lower LH branch to have ramified and filled out by the end of summer and then i will be prepared to show this tree, i have never shown a tree before and this will be my first ever, so if anyone has any tips ob it let me know, pot changes? anything?

jamie :)
« Last Edit: June 30, 2010, 09:39 AM by jamie111 »
 

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Re: clerodendrum triple trunk
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2010, 09:00 AM »
just a quick update, the lower left hand branch is beginning to fill, lots of people have told me to take one trunk off.. I have been leaving it on purpose for a couple of reasons, one i beleive it will eventually work, i think i have the right veiwing angle now, and two, triple trunks are rare because they can be hard to pull off.

Jamie :)
 

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Re: clerodendrum triple trunk
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2010, 10:47 AM »
just a quick update, the lower left hand branch is beginning to fill, lots of people have told me to take one trunk off.. I have been leaving it on purpose for a couple of reasons, one i beleive it will eventually work, i think i have the right veiwing angle now, and two, triple trunks are rare because they can be hard to pull off.

Jamie :)
Very nice tree.  What would you think of an oval pot for it?

Zach
 

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Re: clerodendrum triple trunk
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2010, 08:30 PM »
hi Zach,

thanks mate, I have considered a shallow oval but the problem is the growth rate of the species, i had to repot it after 7 months, in the pots size it is in (30cm x 20cm x 5cm) i had over a metre and a bit of roots in length once raked out, i think it would push itself out of the pot in no time ;)

jamie :)
 

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Re: clerodendrum triple trunk
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2013, 06:43 AM »
Three trunk for sure. Update?