[Sno] Berberis

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[Sno] Berberis

Postby Sno » May 17th, 2016, 6:31 pm

I bought this a few years ago from a nursery in Piallago ,Canberra . I paid probably under $30 . I grew it in a pond pot and the original trunk chop was to high . So last spring I chopped again and put it in the pot it's in now . It's current height is 180mm .
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Re: [Sno] Berberis

Postby Pearcy001 » May 17th, 2016, 7:13 pm

Every time I see this species I really like it. Keen to see what you do. Are they a slow grower? I understand scars don't heal over very well.

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Re: [Sno] Berberis

Postby kez » May 17th, 2016, 7:13 pm

You've got some great stock going in the comp mate, very keen to see how these develop
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Re: [Sno] Berberis

Postby Sno » May 17th, 2016, 8:15 pm

Hi Pearcy . I've had another one for quite a few years and while the scars don't heal over well they tend to blend in with the bark . This one was chopped to a bare trunk and at the same time I took off at least 3/4 of the roots it has now back in October .
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Re: [Sno] Berberis

Postby Sno » August 27th, 2016, 6:12 pm

Thanks Kez .


This guy is keen to get on with the comp and has woken up early . I normally wouldn't expect it to leaf out until the end of September.
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I repotted it today and put it in a larger pot to give it some room to move . And added some wire .
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I will give it some protection for a while to let it settle in . Forecast for -6 tonight .
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Re: [Sno] Berberis

Postby Watto » August 28th, 2016, 7:09 pm

This looks old and thus I like the look and apparent age. Shape is good and taper is also OK so there is a lot to like, except for the thorns of course.
Looking forward to the red spring foliage.
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Re: [Sno] Berberis

Postby matlea » August 28th, 2016, 9:13 pm

... Yep looking good.
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Re: [Sno] Berberis

Postby KIRKY » August 28th, 2016, 10:19 pm

Sweet! :tu:
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Re: [Sno] Berberis

Postby Sno » August 29th, 2016, 11:00 pm

Thanks guys .
Watto , I must have tough skin I don't even notice the thorns .
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Re: [Sno] Berberis

Postby Watto » November 28th, 2016, 6:52 pm

C'mon Sno, where it the photo of the red foliage????????
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Re: [Sno] Berberis

Postby Sno » November 28th, 2016, 9:49 pm

Ok tomorrow , been busy repotting natives between frosts . :palm: and looking for a container for that kunzea from the workshop . oh and it's purple .
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Re: [Sno] Berberis

Postby Sno » November 29th, 2016, 9:00 pm

So I took the wire off a couple of weeks ago and have left it to do its thing . The branches set nicely and will get a hard cut in the new year to start the ramification .
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Re: [Sno] Berberis

Postby matlea » November 29th, 2016, 10:13 pm

Coming along nicely
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Re: [Sno] Berberis

Postby Sno » January 4th, 2017, 8:19 pm

Thanks Matlea .
Needed a haircut , time to get some ramification . This species have great bark ,cool colors , fruit and flowers and are easy to grow , But they are tricky to ramify . Ideally needs another year before chopping , two months left before the next frost maybe ;) so time to move .
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Re: [Sno] Berberis

Postby Thymetraveller » February 7th, 2017, 6:25 am

That's a sweet tree!
I really love the movement in the trunk...
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