I have one Quercus garryana (Oregon White Oak) that I’ve had in training from 1-gallon nursery stock since 2014. It’s going to be an informal, naturalistic broom.
@parhamr Do you find these to be single flush or are you able to get multiple growth flushes during the growing season?
these were from acorns that I picked up in Italy, and I haven’t looked for native oaks, figured if there were here you could buy saplings at shops and I’m yet to find some.Question: why do you say “probably the only one for thousands of miles”? I took it as there aren’t oaks in China so I looked it up there are three native oaks. Is yours a native? How are the Chinese oaks for bonsai?
Wow, that could be cork oak heaven, I hope you can dig some of those up! Cork oak is my favorite of the oaks!old cork oak orchard nearby that was mostly removed during World War II to supply cork. Lots of seedlings and small trees that I may be able to get my hands on.
Here are my oaks..... none are in bonsai training yet but are growing strong! Not sure Of the scientific names but I have black oaks, cork oak, regal prince oak, shumard oak, and the little seedlings you see are blue oaks from a great big oak I collected acorns from in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
What are trees 3 & 4 from top please?
Yeah it seems with Q agrifolia it's best to defoliate when first collected and after major root work.... I was hoping it wouldn't drop its leaves as these are known to do with root work but after 2 weeks it dropped 90+%. It came back with new buds on all branches within a month or so. I'm really curious what's going on under the soil.
I had 4 flushes of growth last year on my Q. ilex, though the last one was minimal and only on some branches.I get multiple flushes on my Quercus agrifolia. I suspect nearly all oak species are multi flush but it depends on the climate and growing conditions.
It’s been a pretty mild year so far here. Both my agrifolia and garryana specimens are in a second flush right now. They’ll go dormant for July and August, especially when upper 80s are common highs.
I forget if I tend to get a fall flush. I want to say yes but I don’t have any photos from previous years that would prove it.
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