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Melaleuca Linariifolia - Claret Tops

Postby alpineart » February 7th, 2017, 6:58 am

These were grown from tube stock over the last couple of years , the trunk were wired as seedlings and left to grow on with minor trims . Yesterday I decided to hook in and give them their first major wiring
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, still struggling to keep natives alive but that's the challenge .

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Re: Melaleuca Linariifolia - Claret Tops

Postby treeman » February 7th, 2017, 10:51 am

Nice.
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Re: Melaleuca Linariifolia - Claret Tops

Postby alpineart » February 7th, 2017, 12:22 pm

Hi Treeman , progressing in the right direction I think , been watching the growth habit and its no good fighting it .

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Re: Melaleuca Linariifolia - Claret Tops

Postby zimzallabim » February 7th, 2017, 12:56 pm

Very cool. I like these alot

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Re: Melaleuca Linariifolia - Claret Tops

Postby treeman » February 7th, 2017, 1:01 pm

alpineart wrote:Hi Treeman , progressing in the right direction I think , been watching the growth habit and its no good fighting it .

Cheers . Alpine

I agree alpine, but you can still give some interesting undulations to the branches and keep them ''plausible'' .....groups? clumps?
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Re: Melaleuca Linariifolia - Claret Tops

Postby Steven » February 7th, 2017, 3:28 pm

Nice styling Alpine! I've bookmarked this thread as I'm looking forward to watching them progress.

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Re: Melaleuca Linariifolia - Claret Tops

Postby no idea » February 7th, 2017, 3:59 pm

Hi Alpineart nice trees, what are the heights of them if i may ask :D
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Re: Melaleuca Linariifolia - Claret Tops

Postby alpineart » February 7th, 2017, 5:39 pm

Hi zimzallabim, I'm a happy camper with these couple :P

Hi Treeman , totally agree, I have forced a couple down in the branches and they didn't like it , both eventually died possibly a little bit of neglect in there :oops: .

Hi Steven , the single trunk was trimmed in Winter the 2 tree's in summer , the single was extremely slow to recover . I thought it might turn it's toes up . Ihave a few more seed grown and tube stock starters I have been playing with will do a topic or two when time permits :yes:

Hi no idea , the heights are single trunk 450mm , 2 tree's 480mm :P .

Thanks for the feed back fella's

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Re: Melaleuca Linariifolia - Claret Tops

Postby alpineart » August 18th, 2017, 8:35 am

These have been root pruned and re-potted due to some storm damage a week ago
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. The tree's themselves weren't damaged just manipulated due to the wiring which saved the branches from breakages . The single tree was sheltered and didn't require any work .

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Re: Melaleuca Linariifolia - Claret Tops

Postby Steven » August 18th, 2017, 8:51 am

Hi Alpineart,

I really like these trees but would you consider lowering the height of the one on the left like the following?

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Re: Melaleuca Linariifolia - Claret Tops

Postby Rory » August 18th, 2017, 9:02 am

Steven wrote:
I really like these trees but would you consider lowering the height of the one on the left like the following?


:yes: :yes: :yes:

That was the exact thought that came into my head before I saw Stevens post too.
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Re: Melaleuca Linariifolia - Claret Tops

Postby alpineart » August 18th, 2017, 9:10 am

Hi Steven , yes I certainly would ,from experience with the sister tree , winter root pruning results in die back and complete foliage loss so I will let these recover then trim to suit . The single tree done last winter has caught up to these as in the foliage department .

I will use the circumstances as a comparison gauge for growth and recovery ie Winter / Summer root work , not that this episode was planned .

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Re: Melaleuca Linariifolia - Claret Tops

Postby alpineart » August 18th, 2017, 9:18 am

Hi Rory , mate I have been playing with a few Natives over the last few years but it's more hit and miss until i learn the does and don't and there's no real rules here

You can read about it but putting it into practice is completely different . I have a couple of dozen tube stocks at various stages being tortured at the moment . Hopefully have quite a few species to add to the list .

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