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buxus japonica saved from a nursery

Postby Fezzburb » June 15th, 2017, 7:57 am

Found a buxus japonica at a nursery on clearance for 3 bucks the other week. It was going to get thown out because they thoight it was dying.
It just went bronze from being in the cold wind. Its been a week indoors in my hot sun room and its already starting to green up!
Ps its my first bonai project! :tu:
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Re: buxus japonica saved from a nursery

Postby kcpoole » June 15th, 2017, 7:59 am

Sounds wierd, Saving from a nursery they are supposed to grow them :lol: but hey good score :-)

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Re: buxus japonica saved from a nursery

Postby Fezzburb » June 15th, 2017, 12:39 pm

Im guessing it may have been that it had been there so long and not sold. When i repotted it there was only about 15%soil in the pot the rest was just roots. I shoulda taken some pics!
But i fear i may have taken too much of the roots off. I took about 60 70 percent off. Time will tell!
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Re: buxus japonica saved from a nursery

Postby shibui » June 15th, 2017, 6:42 pm

60-70% root reduction does not sound harsh to me. I would fully expect it to come back strongly. I regularly take 90% or more roots off some species and well over half off nearly every tree I repot.
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Re: buxus japonica saved from a nursery

Postby Fezzburb » June 15th, 2017, 7:09 pm

shibui wrote:60-70% root reduction does not sound harsh to me. I would fully expect it to come back strongly.

Cool beans! I'll post an update soooon! :tu2:
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Re: buxus japonica saved from a nursery

Postby KIRKY » June 16th, 2017, 7:22 am

Agreed, I remove two thirds of the roots of most plants too. You will not see much happening over winter. You just have to wait for it to recover.
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Re: buxus japonica saved from a nursery

Postby Fezzburb » June 16th, 2017, 7:45 am

My plan is to leave it till late next year and in the mean time stare at it and decide how i want it to look.
It did have a few branches quite low on the trunk that i removed and the rootbase already looks pretty nice.
Absolutely love the bark on this tree!
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Re: buxus japonica saved from a nursery

Postby Fezzburb » June 16th, 2017, 5:12 pm

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Theres a picture of each side of it :tu:
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Re: buxus japonica saved from a nursery

Postby no idea » June 16th, 2017, 5:21 pm

Hi Fezz. Do you plan to plant the colander? Maybe cover more mix over the roots also and wire the young shoots :2c:
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Re: buxus japonica saved from a nursery

Postby Fezzburb » June 16th, 2017, 5:46 pm

I'll get onto the soil and wire tomorrow morning!
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Re: buxus japonica saved from a nursery

Postby Fezzburb » June 16th, 2017, 8:49 pm

And im just using the colander at the moment because it makes a cheap pot with good drainage at 1 dollar 50! And i don't own any bonsai pots yet. Im just starting to collect some neat looking trees and letting them grow while i find some pots i like.
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