Euonymus alatus, burning bush, spindle tree

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Things finally are moving but you better step back or you might get knocked over. It was in the 40s on Monday and 85° today and yesterday. Some parts of the state were pushing 90°. I guess this is one of the years where we bypass spring and go right to summer.

The tree is doing really well. Here is a spring picture. The quality is not the best. I guess I need to take the time to get a good picture one of these days.

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Spring growth:
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Branches are really coming along!
Looks awesome!
 

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This is looking really good. I think I might have to let mine grow more before trimming back, if I look at how your branches have developed. Sigh.
 

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Really nice tree, looking forward to seeing it in its fall form.
 

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Update

I wasn't really planning on working on this tree today. I started to remove some of the wire that was cutting in and ended up unwiring the whole tree and doing a quick cut back. Later in the fall I'll rewire everything and do a real cut back.

Before doing anything:
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After cutback and wire removal:
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Not much of a change but a little bit of an improvement. I'm looking forward to getting everything wired out again. It is going to be a big job though.
 

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I did a cutback a couple of weeks ago and got some wire on the tree. There are some areas that need some more adjusting.

I picked up a pot for it in the spring. I'm fairly sure that it is the final pot but it will be a change of scenery for a couple of years.

Here is the tree now:
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Right after collection 2014:
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A couple of months after collection:
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I'm really happy with the way it is progressing but I see a lot of areas that need improvement.
 

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Here's the pot. The color is an almost metallic gray. I'm not quite convinced that the color is right but I think it could work with the fall colors.

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For ramification when do you cut back during the growing season?
 

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Good job keeping this tree s going!
 

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For ramification when do you cut back during the growing season?
I only get a single flush per season. I've waited until fall to do my cutbacks so that I can get maximum energy return.

Ramification builds predictably but slowly. Each bud forms a single extension with no side branching. Over the course of the season a bud is set at the base of each leaf. Then the process repeats the next season with each bud.

I have found it the best to let the bud extend and then cut back to one node. It is a long process but very good ramification can be built this way.
 

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I find i get multiple flushes per year. Good cutback, defoliation and fertilizer spike each seem to be able to trigger a flush. Three flushes seems normal.
 

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Repotting time!

It was a bit later than I would have liked but not bad. The buds are just starting to open. This was the second Repot since collection. I was really happy with the progress that has been made.

Pulled out of the pot before any work:
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After the bottom was worked. The dark part in the center is where the roots were flattened at the last repot.
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Reducing some root stubs:
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All tied in:
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Done and watered, I'll try to get some better pictures in the next couple of days.
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Looks like a healthy tree.It is my understanding Euonymous root easily from cuttings.I have some old growth Euonymous in the back yard I want to propogate a bunch and maybe in about 5 years I’ll be glad I did.Mini trees
 

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I find i get multiple flushes per year. Good cutback, defoliation and fertilizer spike each seem to be able to trigger a flush. Three flushes seems normal.
I got two decent flushes of growth on mine last spring - the second after I'd cut it back fairly hard after the first flush. I was quite pleased. It's just now flowering and breaking buds.
 

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I got two decent flushes of growth on mine last spring - the second after I'd cut it back fairly hard after the first flush. I was quite pleased. It's just now flowering and breaking buds.
Looks like I am ahead here. Just trimmed 6 inches of growth off of mine yesterday! As usual.. Did not take any pictures; Sigh
 

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It's freezing here again tonight. I'm up on a mountain and spring's trying hard to arrive but winter's pitching what I hope is a last tantrum! We had snow today but it was brief.
 

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Looks like a healthy tree.It is my understanding Euonymous root easily from cuttings.I have some old growth Euonymous in the back yard I want to propogate a bunch and maybe in about 5 years I’ll be glad I did.Mini trees
Take a look underneath and around your Euonymous. It is likely that you will find some seedlings. They are fairly invasive in in some areas. Some states have banned them all together.

I got two decent flushes of growth on mine last spring - the second after I'd cut it back fairly hard after the first flush. I was quite pleased. It's just now flowering and breaking buds.
This year I may try cutting back right after the first flush to see what I get. It is possible that I can force a second flush similar to JBP. Since it was just reported I'll probably wait until next year to try.
 

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