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Species Specific => White Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: cmswink on May 17, 2016, 10:40 PM

Title: Azuma Goyo
Post by: cmswink on May 17, 2016, 10:40 PM
I found this beauty at a local nursery that is accustomed to aquiring small specimen trees. I was looking hard at a dwarf cedrus of Lebanon when I spotted this tree wrapped in burlap. All 150 lbs. of it. Got it home and decided to remove some of the clay. I removed at least 70% of the clay ball before I found feeders. Potting medium is pumice, natural soil, and red lava.

Suggestions are always welcome. From newbies as myself and from the highly experienced. I don't take bonsai lightly. I have aspired to grow trees for many years. Now I am afforded the time. Bonsai and Aikido are my passions
Title: Re: Azuma Goyo
Post by: Leo in NE Illinois on September 12, 2016, 01:25 PM
Azuma goyo is a great cultivar. Better "blue" color to needles than many. Needles are fairly short,& straight, some JWP that are popular in landscape use have twisted needles. It has multiple buds, don't know if it officially could be call a yatsubusa type, but the one I owned for a while certainly produced multiple buds. Now that it is in a pond basket, I would leave it alone to develop roots for a minimum of 12 to 24 months. No pruning. You could do some wiring to spread a re-orientate foliage in winter, but you don't want any motion of the trunk, movement of the trunk could break new root tips that need to develop. Best to leave it alone for 2 years or until after it has had one full season of vigorous growth. I have a compost heap of JWP that I worked on too soon after repotting.