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Here's a few pictures I took tonight of my English ivy.
I have had this tree for about five and a half years now collected as urban yamadori.
One thing I like about this Ivy is the leaves seem to reduce quite well.
If anyone has any pictures of some examples of Ivy bonsai feel free to post them here.


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Djtommy

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those are indeed very small leaves, is there a reason why you keep those 2 low branches?
 

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cool species, nice job, here is an unknown grape vine I dug out of the woods last year. no one can really say for sure exactly what it is, but guesses are its some invasive grape.

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The unknown grape may be porcelainberry. You'll know if you get multi-colored berries in late summer/early fall, they'll start as green, then beige, turquoise and purple.

Invasive species but can be used as bonsai. I find the collected specimens in my area get some kind of nasty fungus or viral infection, however, I like them and porcelainberry can make a cascade. I currently grow a cultivated variegated variety.

I like ivy also but ramification takes forever.
 

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God damn it. I just got finished watching that Walter Pall fairy tale style video, now this..
It's really getting me motivated to do something. I wanna find some random ass yamadori to do things on!
I'm gonna go start a thread.... Don't mind me, carry on...


I really like the way this looks. It's whole style, it's image, I really like it. I think it's great :). It's almost as if I wouldn't want it to grow more leaves or have fuller foliage and take away from the great looking branches and trunk.
 

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Here's my ivy, in progress since 2000 (I think).

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This is lovely @fredtruck. By chance do you have a shot of it without the colors blown out and over saturated? Something natural? This makes me squint.

He does have a point lol, the colours in that picture, something went a little wrong I feel, as the colours went crazy :).
It doesn't take away from the great look of the tree though, of course.
 

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Gentlemen, I like both of your Ivy bonsai.

Fred, any tips on ramification? what frequency do you prune? Container is lovely.

Walter Pall has a video in which he critiques an ivy bonsai (search on Walter Pall hedera bonsai) from one of the Czech guys (I think). It is a superb bonsai.

Ray
 

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Gentlemen, I like both of your Ivy bonsai.

Fred, any tips on ramification? what frequency do you prune? Container is lovely.

Walter Pall has a video in which he critiques an ivy bonsai (search on Walter Pall hedera bonsai) from one of the Czech guys (I think). It is a superb bonsai.

Ray

That video is posted in the thread above :)
 

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Gentlemen, I like both of your Ivy bonsai.

Fred, any tips on ramification? what frequency do you prune? Container is lovely.

Walter Pall has a video in which he critiques an ivy bonsai (search on Walter Pall hedera bonsai) from one of the Czech guys (I think). It is a superb bonsai.

Ray
I don't prune very often, maybe 2 or 3 times a year. I cut it back close to where I pruned before, but not the exact same place to avoid the "knobs." Once every 4 or 5 years, I cut it way back. Then, I also inspect inside the foliage to find out what may be lurking there, and if it doesn't belong, I get rid of it. I think the key to my ivy, anyway, is time. The results I have are due to the time it has been in bonsai cultivation.
 

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. I think the key to my ivy, anyway, is time. The results I have are due to the time it has been in bonsai cultivation.

Is this a fusion or a single stem that grew into that nice trunk?

I just picked up Little Hermann variety to use as a coffee table plant and it has nice, small leaves.
 

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It started out as a triple trunk. Then, one trunk died. Eventually, one trunk absorbed the other. Competitive little beast.
 

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