[Sno] Leptospermum

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[Sno] Leptospermum

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Species: Leptospermum
Height : 600mm
Source: from seed collected Canberra region
Cost : free
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Seed was sown spring 2010 trunk chopped 2012
Last edited by kcpoole on May 5th, 2016, 11:40 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Title for 2016 Comp
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Re: [Sno] Leptospermum

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Selected branches and a bit of wire.
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No change yet .
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Re: [Sno] Leptospermum

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Thanks for the up-date Sno. Is that pot one that is usually used for growing plants in a pond? One more question if you don't mind - does this flower, and if so what colour?
Keen to see it potted and in flower?
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Hi Watto . On the pot it's actually got written 'orchid pot' but every time I have seen them elsewhere , people have called them 'pond pot' and I have seen water lillies growing in them :) . I get them from a hydroponics shop , from memory for $3 each . They are basically like a sieve but they should have a better uv stability .
I have not seen this Leptospermum in flower yet and I'm not sure which one it is . I am leaning towards Leptospermum juniperus ,which if it is would give it a white flower . Time will tell.
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Is that snow on the pot edges?
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Just cooling it off . :D
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Repotted . It's getting a little bushy will prune soon .
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Update . I wasn't happy with this tree's direction . So new pot and planting angle . I'm a little bit nervous about doing this at this time of year ( I played with the roots a bit ) but the tree was healthy and I am hoping it will recover before the weather turns to cold .
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Much Nicer Sno :yes:

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That change made a world of difference, great work.
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Re: [Sno] Leptospermum

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Sits well. Interesting pot too.

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Re: [Sno] Leptospermum

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Thanks Ken . It's only about a 10 degree different angle but it really makes a difference . I'm learning all the time :reading: .
Thanks Andrew .I walked past it this morning and for the first time it looked right . Now I have to work on the branches .

Gavin . The pot is made by Miroslava Randova it's a wood fired pot .
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Interesting progression Sno
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Re: [Sno] Leptospermum

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G'day Xavier . Thanks mate . There are over 80 Leptospermum species in aus . There are some really nice examples on this forum . Cheers Craig
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