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Ilex serrata

Postby treeman » February 19th, 2019, 3:21 pm

Japanese winter holly. It requires a male and female plant to set good fruit.
Hopefully I can keep the birds away and see the fruit on the bare branches...
It's only a few years old.

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Re: Ilex serrata

Postby Steven » February 19th, 2019, 3:25 pm

Very nice Mike.

Mine have suffered in the Summer heat. Do you have any growing tips to share?

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Re: Ilex serrata

Postby treeman » February 19th, 2019, 4:01 pm

Steven wrote:Very nice Mike.

Mine have suffered in the Summer heat. Do you have any growing tips to share?

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Drying out will harm them badly. semi-shade when hot
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Re: Ilex serrata

Postby KIRKY » February 19th, 2019, 5:37 pm

Very nice tree Mike, is it seed grown or cutting? Do you sit it in a water tray in summer?
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Re: Ilex serrata

Postby treeman » February 20th, 2019, 10:05 am

KIRKY wrote:Very nice tree Mike, is it seed grown or cutting? Do you sit it in a water tray in summer?
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Cutting. No tray but I keep a close eye on it.
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Re: Ilex serrata

Postby Rory » February 20th, 2019, 10:08 am

that's very nice Mike
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Re: Ilex serrata

Postby Boics » February 20th, 2019, 3:31 pm

Cool tree!
I love flowering and fruiting varieties.
Adds some great interest and imagination.
One of the fabulous things about growing bonsai is as you get old and decrepit your trees get old and beautiful
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Re: Ilex serrata

Postby MJL » February 21st, 2019, 6:54 am

Yep, lovely little tree.


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Re: Ilex serrata

Postby treeman » May 22nd, 2019, 1:15 pm

I needed to keep in a cage and the fruit is still on it..

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Re: Ilex serrata

Postby KIRKY » May 22nd, 2019, 1:26 pm

The birds are free, the tree's are caged what we will do to keep the fruit on our beautiful tree's :lol: well done Mike :clap:
Very nice tree. Will need to look out for one.
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Re: Ilex serrata

Postby Gerard » May 22nd, 2019, 1:39 pm

KIRKY wrote:The birds are free, the tree's are caged what we will do to keep the fruit on our beautiful tree's :lol: well done Mike :clap:
Very nice tree. Will need to look out for one.
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Re: Ilex serrata

Postby Rory » May 22nd, 2019, 4:24 pm

Pffff.... its fake. He's cunningly hidden the super glue out of the photo.

They're just stuck on the tree with glue. That old chestnut. :shake:

And there are clear skies in the photo for Victoria.... fake
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Re: Ilex serrata

Postby KIRKY » May 22nd, 2019, 8:39 pm

Happy to get two Gerard, the problem is finding them :twisted:
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Re: Ilex serrata

Postby MJL » May 22nd, 2019, 9:03 pm

Really interesting - Treeman’s is a lovely example. When I don’t know a tree I often just look into the google-verse to see examples - I found one magnificent tree at Bonsai Empire but many other pictures with Jabba trunks that don’t seem balanced (to my eye). I’ll take Mike’s slender example for inspiration. Even if the fruit is glued on! :-)


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