2017 From Seed.

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What are you planting?

I got tired of NOT finding a Hawthorn so I got some hundred seeds from a wicked park tree in hopes that I can get some characteristics of kin.

And...

We got these wicked old Burning Bushes that must have been planted back in the 50's 60's?
Very tree like growth habit and amazing ramification and tiny leaves.
Not like the (furrrnnntt) bushes they sell at Homey's.

I'm throwing these in a coffee filter damp under my light just to see what happens...

Fittin to start more at an appropriate time.
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Wetted Folded flipped and bagged.

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I have 10 sakura seeds that I've been cold stratifying (if that's a word) since about this time last year.....March-October in a wet sphag-bag at room temp, then November-now in the back of the fridge. Gonna plant them in March.
Can't wait to try my hand at bonsai from seed!
They were a well intentioned birthday gift from my brother and his wife, they were bummed that it takes a year before I can plant them.
 
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Lots and lots, I posted a pic of the stuff that arrived and it is all Aussie natives.
The Mrs got me a grow box for Christmas so I'm about to fill it up.

I already have some random collected Brachychiton seeds that have germinated so they have a head start. Still have thousands of seed left over from last year too and a Royal Queen delivery on the way.

I'll post up some pics in better light.

Was thinking about starting a ''From seed progression series'' or something, would be cool to see how they develop over the years. A comp would be cool, not a comp really as it would take years.


A fair portion of these have bonsai potential.
 

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Too many..
Collected wild japanese (Korean!) maple, Ginkgo and Zelkova seed in Seoul last month.
Collected arakawa, acer rubrum and deshojo seeds in my garden, these are planted
Bought trident maple, A. Ginnela, Ulmus Parviflora, P. thunbergii seeds
Collected malus seeds from very small fruits in a local garden centre
When cleaning up the driveway I collected a few thousand tillia seeds, and emptied the bucket in a tray
Collected Quercus, fagus seeds and planted those for rootgrafts next year
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My 2017 seed project? Got some white bark pine (P. albicaulis) and Dawn redwood. I did Redwoods, in 2015 also, but the fact that they grow like 4 feet a year makes them attractive now that I've learnt me somethin more.
 

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About 400 crabapple collected from city trees. 100+ Tila cordata and flowering pear collected from the same parking lot. 200+ orderd Japanese and American larch. 100+ zelkova, Siberian elm, trident, scots, euro hornbeam, and hawthorn. Kinda went ham this year. However I got some homies that want in the bonsai world so I'm making them grow most of them. The crabs are the first to pop, I've already started thinning the heard into thier own containers. everything else is in the fridge.IMG_20170124_193046931_HDR.jpg IMG_20170124_193106519.jpg
 

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Here are a couple of the Brachychitons(Bottle tree) that have come up.
All but one so far has germinated so that is good.

They come in seed pods like this and are full of little bastard hairs that you need to be real careful of, long sleeves and gloves are a must. I cleaned them out in a bucket of water.
They need to be treated one way or another before germination so I took the boiling water method where I make myself a coffee, drink it and then pour the rested kettle of water in a bowl with the seeds and let soak for 24 hours.

The widdle trees.
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Not sure exactly the species.
 

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The only seeds I have going are the Texas Ebony. Cuttings so far: 'Utah Sweet' pomegranate, red elf pyracantha, pink pixie bougainvillea, red chojubai, willow leaf ficus, seiju elm... seems like I am forgetting some but I can't remember...
 

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Got too many Acer seeds to properly take care of them.

I planted those from my own trees (a couple of different Acer p. cultivars) in a polystyrene box, and others in "balcony long plastic pots" if you see what I mean. I just didn't have enough time to soak, then put each set of 5 to 20 seeds in a stratification medium, and not enogh room in my small fridge:

Acer morrisonense / rubescens - Westonbirt Arb.
Acer nikoense / maximowiczianum - Westonbirt Arb.
Acer rufinerve 'Albolimbatum' - Souffrettes
Acer obtusatum - Stockholm
Acer argutum - Westonbirt Arb.
Acer tschonoskii var. rubripes / tschonoskii subsp. koreanum - Stockholm
Acer japonicum aconitifolium - Notts Gardens
Acer griseum - Stockholm
Acer pseudosieboldianum ssp. takesimense - Westonbirt Arb.
Acer barbinerve - Stockholm
Acer campbellii ssp. sinense - Westonbirt Arb.
Acer capillipes - Westonbirt Arb.
Acer cappadocicum - Westonbirt Arb.
Acer carpinifolium - Westonbirt Arb.
Acer elegantulum - Westonbirt Arb.
Acer erianthum - Westonbirt Arb.
Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri - Souffrettes
Acer japonicum - Westonbirt Arb.
Acer japonicum - Hergest Croft
Acer japonicum aconitifolium - Souffrettes
Acer laevigatum - Westonbirt Arb.
Acer longipes var. Weixiense - Souffrettes
Acer mandshuricum - Stockholm
Acer maximowiczianum - Hergest Croft
Acer micranthum - Hergest Croft
Acer micranthum - Notts Gardens
Acer miyabei - Stockholm
Acer monspessulanum - Souffrettes
Acer opalus - Westonbirt Arb.
Acer palmatum – mixed - Westonbirt Arb.
Acer palmatum 'Villa Taranto' - Souffrettes
Acer pectinatum ssp forrestii - Hergest Croft
Acer pseudosieboldianum - Souffrettes
Acer pseudosieboldianum - Stockholm
Acer pseudosieboldianum ssp. Takesimense - Stockholm
Acer rufinerve - Westonbirt Arb.
Acer schneiderianum - Souffrettes
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' - Notts Gardens
Acer sieboldianum - Stockholm
Acer sieboldianum - Souffrettes
Acer sterculiaceum - Westonbirt Arb.
Acer triflorum - Souffrettes

I don't know how many will germinate, but out of several hundreds, it would be real hard luck if at least adozen or so don't.

The potted ones, about 1 to 6 feet tall, in containers:

  • Acer buergerianum
  • Acer campbellii
  • Acer campbellii ssp sinense
  • Acer campestre
  • Acer cappadocicum
  • Acer caudatifolium
  • Acer davidii
  • Acer discolor
  • Acer elegantulum
  • Acer griseum
  • Acer monspessulanum
  • Acer negundo
    • Acer negundo 'Flamingo'
  • Acer palmatum :
  • Acer platanoides
  • Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon'
  • Acer tataricum var, ginnala
  • Acer tegmentosum
  • Acer truncatum
  • Acer - x - zoeschense
I will sell my house when I retire in a couple of years, and now that my sons are in the real world, I'll buy a smaller one with a much bigger garden ;)
 

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