New Lilly Pilly.

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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby beanwagon » November 14th, 2017, 2:49 pm

I forgot to mwntion that i started doing some carving on this late last year. Still need to do more.
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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby Raging Bull » November 14th, 2017, 3:08 pm

Looking good, I think you're headed in the right direction. :yes: Wish I had material like that to work with.
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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby beanwagon » November 14th, 2017, 3:19 pm

Raging Bull wrote:Looking good, I think you're headed in the right direction. :yes: Wish I had material like that to work with.


Cheers :beer: i haven't found to many examples or much information of these being used as bonsai online so its been guess work. It is crazy how much growth these can put on in a year. Fingers crossed it survives the hacking i just gave it.
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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby dansai » November 15th, 2017, 5:24 am

Looking like a great start beanwagon. Nice shape to the trunk. I too have seen many examples around. seems strange when they are such easy and hardy material.

Your Lilly Pilly looks like an Syzygium austral cultivar. I have a few varieties of Lilly Pilly's and find these the easiest to develop. I treat them similar to an Elm or maple. That is, wire the new shoots for direction once they have thickened a little, then let them grow long, removing wire when it starts to bite, and cut back hard for taper and movement.
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Re: New Lilly Pilly.

Postby Hal » November 15th, 2017, 7:12 am

nice transformation beanwagon. I like it :yes:
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