[matlea]buxus harlandii

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[matlea]buxus harlandii

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Species: buxus harlandii
Height: 350mm
Obtained: bonsai south
When: 14th May
Cost: $35
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[matlea]buxus harlandii

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Given the beautiful weather we are having I took the opportunity to make a start on this one. Basically just cleaned out the branches I wasn't going to use and wired the main structure. Will chop back a bit harder once the weather warms up.

Proposed front
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Could also use this for a more compact outline
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Re: [matlea]buxus harlandii

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I like where this one is going. Nice bark on the tree and good branch selection.
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Thanks... Still lots to do but am having fun. Hope everyone on the east coast is surviving the bad weather.
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I love the proposed front! What's the nebari looking like under that top soil?

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I love these trees! Can't wait to see it with the branches filled out a bit more. I really like the design in the first image.

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[matlea]buxus harlandii

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This one is starting to push new growth. I have carefully rubbed/ picked the excess buds from the trunk... Not wanting to take the corky bark off at the same time! Will let go for a bit then trim back again. Will also have to see what's going on below at some point.... Hopefully there is something decent to work with.Image
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Got some nice shape and good bark. Looking forward to the pot you choose.
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Will have to give that some thought... Nothing I have at the moment will suit it... Time for a new pot[WINKING FACE]
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Hi matlea,

Looking good & well on the way.

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Just letting it grow and removing buds on the trunk as they appear.
It did get hit by some hot weather recently, particularly hot afternoon sun, so have placed in a spot where it gets morning sun and afternoon shade.

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Thats a real nice trunk! Ihave a couple of buxus harlandii and find them very satisfying to work with.
Looking forward to seeing how this one progresses!
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Quick update on this one.....it’s still alive.
Just been clip and growing. Will need a repot it before next spring as one growing season has filled the pot with roots which you can see is pushing it up out of the pot.
Using sphagnum moss on the surface to give the roots some protection, and added moisture given the pot size.

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Cool little tree - cool little pot. :yes:
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Thanks... still needs some work, particularly on those lower branches.... just needs some more time.
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