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Allocasuarina Verticillata [Ryceman3]

Posted: October 27th, 2017, 11:03 am
by Ryceman3
Just like my Alloc. Littoralis, I got this batch of trees as tubestock from a native nursery about 2.5 years ago or so...
These are known as Drooping SheOak and seem to me to have a similar growth habit to Littoralis but coarser/sparser branching and are (in my limited experience) a bit slower in terms of vigour.

Mine are pretty small, but they're only young and I tend to let them grow out and extend about 1m or so before I cut back hard and hope for some budding. Generally the budding is succesful, but not as reliable (again, from my experience) as Littoralis. They tend to bud a bit lower than where you cut, and if the branching is quite young that you are pruning, it may well die back entirely and bud from the base of the branch instead... I haven't bothered with wire for these (not really up to that stage) ... just clip and grow techniques so far.

They are a bit unusual, not sure if many people are trying these guys - would be keen to hear from others who have given them a go ... Anyway - here are my 3.

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Re: Allocasuarina Verticillata [Ryceman3]

Posted: October 27th, 2017, 11:51 am
by her0d
interesting bark! In more mature bonsai, are the trunks normally semi segmented like yours?

Re: Allocasuarina Verticillata [Ryceman3]

Posted: October 27th, 2017, 12:01 pm
by Ryceman3
her0d wrote:interesting bark! In more mature bonsai, are the trunks normally semi segmented like yours?
Yeah, the bark is pretty interesting ... I think in my trees it looks a bit like a banksia integrifolia to some extent but the trees I have seen in nature aren't really like this so I think it might just be a maturity thing. I've never seen a more advanced bonsai so can't comment in that regard, but I've attached a couple of pics I found that show a tree in the wild and a bark close up of a mature tree ... we'll see what happens in a few years I guess!

Re: Allocasuarina Verticillata [Ryceman3]

Posted: November 18th, 2018, 9:18 am
by Ryceman3
Just a quick update on one of these. I gave it a cut back yesterday ... I kind of like it even though it's a bit out there.
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Re: Allocasuarina Verticillata [Ryceman3]

Posted: May 24th, 2019, 4:36 pm
by Ryceman3
Another day ... another allocasuarina. Slowly, slowly ...
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Re: Allocasuarina Verticillata [Ryceman3]

Posted: May 27th, 2019, 10:43 am
by anttal63
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Re: Allocasuarina Verticillata [Ryceman3]

Posted: February 25th, 2020, 9:15 am
by jessepap
any update pics ryceman?