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Ficus burtt davyi "Nana"
« on: June 30, 2012, 08:52 AM »
Good Morning All,

On June 9th I restyled a shohin burtt davyi ficus with my teacher and aggressively pruned it back to increase ramification. We'll as you know extreme heat has hit the midwest. Here in St. Louis beginning last wednesday we have seen triple digit temperatures. Wednesday 100, Thursday 108, Friday 106 today 104 tomorrow 103 Monday 101 and then the upper 90s for the rest of the week. Needless to say my small African beauty is thriving in this warm weather and the back budding and leafing is popping like crazy.

Watering 2-3 times a day on my shohin benches and everything is looking great even with the extreme heat. The JBP that were decandled have all bud back and have begun to push as well. The shaded shohin japanese maples have even done well and are holding their leaves with out any burn. Life is good!

Hope everyone else is doing well.


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Re: Ficus burtt davyi "Nana"
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012, 11:28 AM »
Hi jrob. Any pics of the before and after work? I defoliated a bougey on the 23 rd, and leaves are coming back big time with this heat. It was about completely defoliated, ( pics in the " june work of the month " section), and branch structure edited. Larry

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Re: Ficus burtt davyi "Nana"
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 12:38 AM »
JRob, do you have any pictures of the work on your burtt davyi that you can post? Burtt davyi is one of my favorite ficus trees, but it's hard to find anything about them on the web.