Black SheOak - The wannabes

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Black SheOak - The wannabes

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Yep, I've been inspired by Antt's black sheoak propagations and have been looking out for this species. My luck came today when I visited the local nursery. The owner showed me a low-selling corner, where I found these Allocasuarina Littoralis. I was absolutely delighted when I see bases as large as 3cm to 5cm for seedling stocks and their prices rang from $9.94 to $12.95. I didn't bring enough cash and don't have enough space in my 4x4 to take many but managed to grab several of them. A couple of other guys also grabbed quite a few when they saw me do this. Not sure if they will train them for bosai through :)
The taper is no doubt very good but they are also very tall and have no lower branches. As I have NO experience with this species, I may need Antt's and other's advice with chopping.
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gday DK :D

nice find mate, great prices too! i would make sure they are healthy and strong first, even if this takes a month or two of good feeding i would do that first, then i would consider cutting back to about 6 inches or so abover where you would like the new leader to be. then when the leader shoots where you want it, you can cut back to that ;)

these will come up real nice DK :D
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Very nice stock kev !!! :D
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Hi Kvan64, you sure got a bargain with these! Great taper and bark!
Did you end up trunk chopping them?...if so, how are they going?
Would appreciate an update if that is ok as I am about to start collecting a couple soon and I also recently planted around 50 collected seeds that have just sprouted...only took around 2 weeks! I love these trees!
Thanks, Dario. :)
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Hi Dario, they all turn out great. I haven't go new pictures but this one was entered in the native comp
viewtopic.php?f=136&t=7994&hilit=+black+sheoak
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Thanks for the quick reply kvan64,
thanks for the link to your entry in the comp...will check it out now.
Cheers, Dario.
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