Shimpaku ROR

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Shimpaku ROR

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I've been busy trimming the last couple of days as you can see by the number of recent posts, so I had to include this little shimpaku ROR. It started as one of a group of starters I bought from Shibui in 2015 which were all twisted into interesting shapes, as outlined in the last few pages of this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1307&hilit=juniper&start=270

One of these trees was wrapped around the rock and covered in foil around 2018, but I'll have to dig around and find earlier photos. After letting it grow for a while I took it to a workshop with Andrew Sellman when he was last in Adelaide, I think in 2019. It's a bit top heavy at the moment but I'll hold off taking any more off for a few months as I just removed a large branch at the back and I want the tree to recover.
shimpaku ROR Jan22.jpg

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Thats a cool little tree. I never thought to use shimpaku to attach to a rock. I have some recent cuttings that have rooted i didnt know what to do with. So i might grow some on a couple of rocks. How big was the tree when you attached it to the rock Matt?
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How big was the tree when you attached it to the rock Matt?
Hi Keels,

The tree was about 4 years old when I wrapped it onto the rock, about as thick as my little finger. It had already been bent into the shape it is now and had set in position.

I had so many seedlings from shibui that I was able to try a few different things, so a ROR seemed a good idea.

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Post by tinto »

really beautiful shimpaku, well done.
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