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Kunzea ambigua ‘groovster’

Postby hugh grant » April 14th, 2018, 11:55 am

Been working a lot of Kunzea ambigua lately, this time of year is prime for maximum flexibility, patching damage and setting up strong vascular solidarity, so great time for heavy styling, pruning, and repotting, though not at the same time.

This tree is the largest and possibly the best kunzea I’ve collected. It was collected in the winter of 2015 and recovered for 2 years before potting into a small container in the spring of 2017. It was how ready for styling I Wich involved a heavy bend to a 2 inch thick structural piece in the upper part of the tree, the branch supports all the foliage on the tree and had to be controllably broken to move it in place. The work was performed about a month ago and the tree has successfully flushed out in new growth.
With the quick positive recovery I may repot to the new angle in the late winter of this year if not though I will wait until this time next year!

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Re: Kunzea ambigua ‘groovster’

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » April 14th, 2018, 1:56 pm

:yes: Some nice movement achieved Hugh. What's the height measurement?
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ‘groovster’

Postby Slatzy » April 14th, 2018, 7:43 pm

Hi Hugh, stunning piece of work!
Cheers
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ‘groovster’

Postby boom64 » April 14th, 2018, 9:36 pm

Nice result Hugh ,going to be one special tree. What a great species :) Have to agree with you , now has to be the optimum time to work on them. Have spent the last couple of nights wiring up a very curly one into a Penjing style. Trying for something different. Keen to know about the process of braking the branch as they can be pretty tough once they get a bit of size.
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ‘groovster’

Postby hugh grant » April 15th, 2018, 5:56 pm

Keep Calm and Ramify wrote::yes: Some nice movement achieved Hugh. What's the height measurement?


Hey mate
Yeah it’s about 85cm in height and nearly 100 cm wide
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ‘groovster’

Postby hugh grant » April 15th, 2018, 6:27 pm

i just realised how terrible the photo quality was, this one will be a bit better
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ‘groovster’

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » April 15th, 2018, 8:55 pm

hugh grant wrote:
Keep Calm and Ramify wrote::yes: Some nice movement achieved Hugh. What's the height measurement?


Hey mate
Yeah it’s about 85cm in height and nearly 100 cm wide


Wow, Its much wider than what it looks in the pic's. - Thanks again for taking the time to share your work. :D
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ‘groovster’

Postby hugh grant » April 16th, 2018, 9:06 am

Keep Calm and Ramify wrote:
hugh grant wrote:
Keep Calm and Ramify wrote::yes: Some nice movement achieved Hugh. What's the height measurement?


Hey mate
Yeah it’s about 85cm in height and nearly 100 cm wide


Wow, Its much wider than what it looks in the pic's. - Thanks again for taking the time to share your work. :D

I’ve mage the Width account form the farthest point of the basal deadwood on the right to the end f the foliage on the left.

boom64 wrote:Nice result Hugh ,going to be one special tree. What a great species :) Have to agree with you , now has to be the optimum time to work on them. Have spent the last couple of nights wiring up a very curly one into a Penjing style. Trying for something different. Keen to know about the process of braking the branch as they can be pretty tough once they get a bit of size.
Cheers John.


Cheee John
Would love to see this tree you speak of !!
I’ll get some images of the section I refer to
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ‘groovster’

Postby tgward » April 16th, 2018, 9:22 am

excellence----- in similar pot,can you achieve in one repot -(with aus natives), that planting angle ? or over multiple repots
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ‘groovster’

Postby hugh grant » April 16th, 2018, 9:33 am

tgward wrote:excellence----- in similar pot,can you achieve in one repot -(with aus natives), that planting angle ? or over multiple repots


Yeah when I repot this time coming it will easily go straight in at the new angle. I’ll document the process when I do. Already have an interesting pot picked out !
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Re: Kunzea ambigua ‘groovster’

Postby TimJ7 » April 16th, 2018, 8:40 pm

What a fantastic plant!
Beautiful effort!
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