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General Category => Tropical Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Leo de Leon on June 20, 2010, 05:56 AM

Title: Murraya paniculata
Post by: Leo de Leon on June 20, 2010, 05:56 AM
Orange Jasmin collected from the wild pruned and wired.
Title: Re: Murraya paniculata
Post by: Larry Gockley on June 20, 2010, 10:29 AM
Good find Leo. I like the base and the trunk movement. Can you tell the story behind it ? When was it collected, trunk diameter, etc., and what is it planted on?  I have one orange jasmine, nowhere near the trunk size of this one , that I picked up at a local nursery. I am concerned about the compound leaves reducing eventually. Thanks for showing. Larry
Title: Re: Murraya paniculata
Post by: Leo de Leon on June 21, 2010, 08:12 AM
Hi Larry,

It was collected about a year and a half ago. I planted it in sandy soil ,cut back real hard and left no branches in it and kept it in shady location for about a year to grow unhindered.  Trunk is about 3 inches or s and height is 16 inches. The compound leaves are a challenge but it is not a problem. It will reduce in size as there are more sub branches growing.

I planted it on a "cement rock" but i will definitely change the rock later on. I hope it develops well. It has again pushed new growth and I will fertilize it every day for 1 week with fish emulsion.

Best regards,
Leo
Title: Re: Murraya paniculata
Post by: bonsaihunk on July 19, 2010, 10:31 AM
Leo,
Nicely done.
I understand that these can be hard to collect successfully.
Jerry
Title: Re: Murraya paniculata
Post by: kcpoole on July 20, 2010, 03:38 AM
Nice Leo

I also have one I collected a few years ago. It is much larger than yours, Dug out from a mates garden and potted up in a big grow box for 2 years.

Did a workshop last year with Peter Adams and Posted the results and progress on Ausbonsai Thread here
http://www.ausbonsai.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1550&p=14925&hilit=murraya+peter+workshop#p14918 (http://www.ausbonsai.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1550&p=14925&hilit=murraya+peter+workshop#p14918)

Great material, easy to collect and care for,
Love lots of water and Fertiliser

Ken
Title: Re: Murraya paniculata
Post by: bonsaikc on August 01, 2010, 07:43 AM
What a beautiful specimen! I know you will be very happy with it as it develops. A real show stopper soon!
Title: Re: Murraya paniculata
Post by: Leo de Leon on August 08, 2010, 07:02 AM
Hi Jerry,

Thanks, I had not experienced any problem with this specie so far. After collecting, I just keep it in shade until new shoots come out.

Regards,
Leo
Title: Re: Murraya paniculata
Post by: Leo de Leon on August 08, 2010, 07:03 AM
Thanks guys
Leo