Word of advice: After removing large amounts of foliage on a hinoki, don't move it into bright sun for the rest of the year. I've got burn all over this one now.After styling that second one above, **blah blah**
Grabbed it about 8 months later and it had enough interest to give it a rough style. See below
Dang! He makes it look so simple. All that foliage so tight in to the trunk. yeh WOW indeed!
I'd be willing to bet he took that picture using his iphone in portrait mode. It detects the subject and applies a blur mask to what it thinks is the background.I don't like how the background is in focus to the right of the trunk, some on the left and blurred
elsewhere including the foliage on both sides at the extremities. Tree deserves better showmanship.
Interesting, but cannot make up anything from this pics since they are all taken from the view giants have on tree's!I saw this one at the nursery and hadn't seen Hinoki "Compacta" before.
Has an interesting trunk with some movement and a second large branch to the left of what I see as the front. The branch is hard to see in the pictures through all the foliage close to the trunk.
I was tied to a bamboo stake to promote upright grow which I liberated it from.
Should I restake and let grow to promote trunk development or chop at this time?
I have seen this a lot and I tend to agree that it is a graft. I have one like this, in fact I believe this one is mine I have been working on for three years now.I have three questions I would like to bring up:
I noticed this bulge, and the Hinoki I have as well as some in a local nursery have a similar bulge at or just above ground level. Is this the result of a graft, something common to Hinoki, or something else?
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I am considering purchasing one of two Hinoki's I saw at a local nursery, both are the same price, and both have potential but for different reasons (sorry I forgot to get pix). #1 has good taper, movement and lots of branches/foliage to work with. #2 does not have quite as good a trunk, but does have the potential to be layered into 3 nice trees. Since they are at the upper end of my price range and there is so little good material near me, the 3 for 1 is an attractive feature but only if if I can successfully layer them off. So my question is how easy/hard is it to air layer Hinoki?
Lastly, I have been looking up all the information and images I can find of Hinoki and noticed few, if any, cascade or semi-cascade. (I did find one youtube video of someone wiring a semi-cascade Hinoki) Any ideas why there seem to be so few cascade style Hinoki's?
Good to know. I am in the process of ground layering mine to see if I can get it down to the soil level and disguise it as root flare. Not sure what happens when you try to ground layer right at a graft... So far root growth above the tourniquet has been slow but it is looking promising, fingers crossed.I have seen this a lot and I tend to agree that it is a graft. I have one like this, in fact I believe this one is mine I have been working on for three years now.
Something interesting I just ran across http://bonsaiwonders-dev.blogspot.com/2008/01/chamaecyparis-obtusa-nana-hinoki-iii-pt.htmlGood to know. I am in the process of ground layering mine to see if I can get it down to the soil level and disguise it as root flare. Not sure what happens when you try to ground layer right at a graft... So far root growth above the tourniquet has been slow but it is looking promising, fingers crossed.
And yes, that is from your tree.
Vance I've been reluctant to post any pictures of mineLately there has been some interest in the Hinoki Cypress expressed in a number of threads. Personally I would like to see how many of us actually have these wonderful trees and what we have learned about them and what we are doing with them. If you all would be so kind as to post pictures and or videos I would be over-joyed to look at them.
Speaking of new purchases I bought these two field grown trees this year. I plan to repot into bonsai soil in the spring of 2020. They look really old to me, what do you think of them?I have seen this a lot and I tend to agree that it is a graft. I have one like this, in fact I believe this one is mine I have been working on for three years now.
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