[Michael T] Buxus microphylla japonica (Kingsville boxwood)

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Re: [Michael T] Buxus microphylla japonica (Kingsville boxwood)

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Final Posting of Buxus microphylla japonica(Dwarf Kingsville boxwood).

Buxus microphylla ‘Compacta’ (Dwarf Kingsville Boxwood)

I have changed the botanical name of the plant as I believed that this is the correct name.
This is the final posting of this Kingsville boxwood bonsai. I am posting three final photos of the bonsai; one on its own, the other with a tape measure so as to show that the height is below 25 cm from top of plant to top of bonsai pot and the third one is on a bonsai stand.
The plant has grown quite a number of new leaves since the penultimate photo. I had to do some pruning to get it back to the shape I wanted. I think it looks quite nice.... well at least to me. I repotted it into a new pot which I think is much better visually. I did this at the end of August 2012. It was still quite cold in Canberra with most nights going below zero and I had to bring it into the sun room at night, and out into the semi-shade during the day time.
The height and shape of this shohin will be maintained as it is throughout the coming years. It will be repotted every 2 to 3 years depending on how compacted the roots have become. This dwarf form of Kingsville boxwood is a very slow grower and I do not see any problems in maintaining it in the years to come. I have enjoyed doing it and I hope it will bring you the same joy looking at it.
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Re: [Michael T] Buxus microphylla japonica (Kingsville boxwood)

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Final Posting of Buxus microphylla japonica(Dwarf Kingsville boxwood).

Buxus microphylla ‘Compacta’ (Dwarf Kingsville Boxwood)
This is the final posting of this Kingsville boxwood bonsai. I am posting three final photos of the bonsai; one on its own, the other with a tape measure so as to show that the height is below 25 cm from top of plant to top of bonsai pot and the third one is on a bonsai stand.
The plant has grown quite a number of new leaves since the penultimate photo. I had to do some pruning to get it back to the shape I wanted. I think it looks quite nice.... well at least to me. I repotted it into a new pot which I think is much better visually. I did this at the end of August 2012. It was still quite cold in Canberra with most nights going below zero and I had to bring it into the sun room at night, and out into the semi-shade during the day time.
The height and shape of this shohin will be maintained as it is throughout the coming years. It will be repotted every 2 to 3 years depending on how compacted the roots have become. This dwarf form of Kingsville boxwood is a very slow grower and I do not see any problems in maintaining it in the years to come. I have enjoyed doing it and I hope it will bring you the same joy looking at it.
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Re: [Michael T] Buxus microphylla japonica (Kingsville boxwood)

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G'day Michael,

Unfortunately your entry does not qualify for the competition as there was no update in the period May to September. Regretfully it has been moved to the 'Non conforming entries' forum.
It's a cracker of a tree and one that I am sure would have rated very highly in the voting.

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Re: [Michael T] Buxus microphylla japonica (Kingsville boxwood)

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Yes that is a pity Michael, as this tree I would have to give very good points to.

You can still be very satisfied with a job well done.

Cheers Pup :hooray:
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Re: [Michael T] Buxus microphylla japonica (Kingsville boxwood)

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Steven wrote:G'day Michael,

Unfortunately your entry does not qualify for the competition as there was no update in the period May to September. Regretfully it has been moved to the 'Non conforming entries' forum.
It's a cracker of a tree and one that I am sure would have rated very highly in the voting.

Regards,
Steven

Hi Steven,

Well rules are rules. I did enjoy working on the bonsai and I wish to thank you for organizing it. It is an experience for me first time on the internet. Best of luck to the finalists.

Michael
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Re: [Michael T] Buxus microphylla japonica (Kingsville boxwood)

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Pup wrote:Yes that is a pity Michael, as this tree I would have to give very good points to.

You can still be very satisfied with a job well done.

Cheers Pup :hooray:
Hi Pup,

Yes I am happy with the bonsai Pup. If not for the competition, I would not have worked on the plant yet as I have others to work on. I have always enjoyed creating bonsais and doing this one is no exception. I am not at all disappointed as it was fun for me.

Michael
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