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Hi everyone,

First Post here, newbie bonsai enthusiast.

I recently collected a great bougenvillea stump in late winter that was going to be removed by new owners of the property. There were unfortunately no finer roots, but only 1 massive tap root that now creates the nebari.

After collection I added dynaroot3 to the sides of the stump, I potted it up in 2:1 perlite:peat medium into a training pot, watered it, bagged it up with green plastic bag and put in a cold frame so that it could sweat out for about the first 6 weeks. Now I have removed the bag, with it still in a greenhouse andbwith noticeable new budding of leaves coming through along the live vein.

My question is basically just to ask if this sign of new growth is telling me that the sweating worked and the tree is surviving.

P. S carved a bit of the deadwood too upon collection and after a few seasons of growth needs a lot more carving.

Any help will be appreciated,
Thanks,
Ty
 

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Hi everyone,

First Post here, newbie bonsai enthusiast.

I recently collected a great bougenvillea stump in late winter that was going to be removed by new owners of the property. There were unfortunately no finer roots, but only 1 massive tap root that now creates the nebari.

After collection I added dynaroot3 to the sides of the stump, I potted it up in 2:1 perlite:peat medium into a training pot, watered it, bagged it up with green plastic bag and put in a cold frame so that it could sweat out for about the first 6 weeks. Now I have removed the bag, with it still in a greenhouse andbwith noticeable new budding of leaves coming through along the live vein.

My question is basically just to ask if this sign of new growth is telling me that the sweating worked and the tree is surviving.

P. S carved a bit of the deadwood too upon collection and after a few seasons of growth needs a lot more carving.

Any help will be appreciated,
Thanks,
Ty
*perlite : peat
 

Tysteyn

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Hi everyone,

First Post here, newbie bonsai enthusiast.

I recently collected a great bougenvillea stump in late winter that was going to be removed by new owners of the property. There were unfortunately no finer roots, but only 1 massive tap root that now creates the nebari.

After collection I added dynaroot3 to the sides of the stump, I potted it up in 2:1 perlite:peat medium into a training pot, watered it, bagged it up with green plastic bag and put in a cold frame so that it could sweat out for about the first 6 weeks. Now I have removed the bag, with it still in a greenhouse andbwith noticeable new budding of leaves coming through along the live vein.

My question is basically just to ask if this sign of new growth is telling me that the sweating worked and the tree is surviving.

P. S carved a bit of the deadwood too upon collection and after a few seasons of growth needs a lot more carving.

Any help will be appreciated,
Thanks,
Ty
*perlite :
Hi everyone,

First Post here, newbie bonsai enthusiast.

I recently collected a great bougenvillea stump in late winter that was going to be removed by new owners of the property. There were unfortunately no finer roots, but only 1 massive tap root that now creates the nebari.

After collection I added dynaroot3 to the sides of the stump, I potted it up in 2:1 perlite:peat medium into a training pot, watered it, bagged it up with green plastic bag and put in a cold frame so that it could sweat out for about the first 6 weeks. Now I have removed the bag, with it still in a greenhouse andbwith noticeable new budding of leaves coming through along the live vein.

My question is basically just to ask if this sign of new growth is telling me that the sweating worked and the tree is surviving.

P. S carved a bit of the deadwood too upon collection and after a few seasons of growth needs a lot more carving.

Any help will be appreciated,
Thanks,
Ty
Perlite : peat
 

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It is end of winter or early spring in South Africa, so your timing is right for collecting bougainvillea. The new growth budding out is a very good sign that it may survive. I would keep it in the greenhouse until the first 2 or 3 pairs of leaves have hardened off. Then I would ease it step wise into your normal outdoor growing environment. See if others comment, especially our South African members, we have a handful.

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It is end of winter or early spring in South Africa, so your timing is right for collecting bougainvillea. The new growth budding out is a very good sign that it may survive. I would keep it in the greenhouse until the first 2 or 3 pairs of leaves have hardened off. Then I would ease it step wise into your normal outdoor growing environment. See if others comment, especially our South African members, we have a handful.

Photos will always help to get more comments.

Welcome to Bonsai Nut. It really is a great forum.
Hey,

Thanks for the help, it's much appreciated. I've attached some pics here, the vigor of the growth is not as clear on pictures, but 90% of what is seen is new.

*Also, I've kept it in the bag this while time and it's doing great
 

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Bougainvillea are tough, and handle collection well. I've heard of many cases where collection was successful with few or no feeder roots. Looks like you have a good start.
 

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Welcome and good luck,

My husband rooted some huge pieces from our trees and they're doing great. They are incredibly hardy and it looks like you've done a lot of work to be certain yours does well. He just used some root hormone we had on hand and put a few in large containers of potting soil and perlite. I bet yours will do great. Are bougainvillea common in South Africa?
 

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Welcome and good luck,

My husband rooted some huge pieces from our trees and they're doing great. They are incredibly hardy and it looks like you've done a lot of work to be certain yours does well. He just used some root hormone we had on hand and put a few in large containers of potting soil and perlite. I bet yours will do great. Are bougainvillea common in South Africa?
Thanks so much, definetely helped me with my worries about this tree.

Yes, they are quite common, this tree itself was collected from a garden of a friend just down the road from where I stay, they're moving soon and just by looking at where it was I could tell if I didn't take it, the new owners would just toss it
 

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