Just Sharing - Trunk thickening - which branch to use - side or top

Anthony

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The most extreme example - note depth of pot and
soil mix is 9 parts inorganic to 1 part organic.
Placement - full sun

Ficus p. - side branch to 3 feet [ 92 cm ]

Ficus 4th year Sept 2013.jpg


Gave this in x months

ficus.jpg

Whereas this did nothing but thicken the branch.
The Fustic [ Flaucortia [ requires a top branch to thicken the trunk ]
Better results in the ground

[ Ficus p. and Flaucortia are cousins - both have milky sap as well
Flau - is a hardwood, sap is poisonous and Ficus is a softwood ]

fustic12.jpg

more later.
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Wish I could have trees in pots like that, I’m out all day so can’t water them more than once a day. All my trees are now in either large pots or small boats just so they don’t dry out in a few hours
 

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Gave this in x months
That aerial root developed in that time frame as well?

I wonder how much that added, or subtracted, from the thickening of the trunk.

Surprised it was left straight, or left at all.
Future plans? For the root specifically.

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@sorce ,

the root grew on it's own later.
Curious to see if it would fuse. Can be removed easily anytime.

@cmeg1 ,

thank you.

@kevinlovett86 ,

test a willow ficus type, they don't need much water.

In fact to slow down the overall ability to rapidly thicken
all over, that soil mix was made and the use of shallow
pots.

In case you didn't know these ficus grow where water is
often scarce- e.g. concrete walls.
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Okay, J.B.pine

soil - 7 io 8 parts inorganic - 3 to 2 parts organic
Growing pot is porous clay
Display pot, concrete = porous , or glazed pottery, base unglazed
porous.

Branch may be top or side, but points up.

Also selective choice of seeds - super fast growers that trunk
thicken.

Meet - Super grower - also a cutting off of a another super grower.
From a branch shoot that was wooden.

Presently in a larger pot - old image.

super.jpg

Apologies - had to use this as. the later image shown below wants to be sideways.
Happy to say has a 3 inch [ 8 cm ] presently and being shortened for branch training.

jbp c.JPG


Next step a large bonsai training pot

jbp next.jpg

The J.B.pine can be trunk fattened in a pot.
Does not need to be
 

Anthony

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should finish-

Does not need to be ground grown.

This is seen in the Pine from Seed article in Bonsai Today

I have left this for the new ones.
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should finish-

Does not need to be ground grown.

This is seen in the Pine from Seed article in Bonsai Today

I have left this for the new ones.
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Anthony
I didn’t see or read that article. Is this just Japanese Black Pine.....or generally all pines (my inquiry is Eastern White Pine)?
 

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Wish I could have trees in pots like that, I’m out all day so can’t water them more than once a day. All my trees are now in either large pots or small boats just so they don’t dry out in a few hours
Yes, you can have them in bonsai pots. Sink the pots in those large vessels and use a larger organic fraction in both and you'l get your wish. Merry Christmas!
 

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Wish I could have trees in pots like that, I’m out all day so can’t water them more than once a day. All my trees are now in either large pots or small boats just so they don’t dry out in a few hours
Ficus do very well with water wicks, or you can use another watering method. Also, I have several figs and some are much less demanding in water consumption than others.
 

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