Wiring a Stewartia

robert gardner

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I am getting three Stewartia trees next week. They will be wired together so that the roots will fuse together. making a triple trunk tree. My big question since the bark wounds so easily, how long do you leave the wire on
all the branches that need to be flatten out from their vertical growth. This is a new tree for me to work with. All help will be appreciated. I am also getting one in a gallon pot that will become an informal upright in time.
all comments will be helpful for this project, the three seedlings will be about 14 inches tall.
THANKS in advance,
robert gardner
 

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Take the wire off as soon as you see it making a mark
 

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It’s likely they’ll fuse without being bound with wire, assuming you’re doing a triple trunk, where they all split out just at/above the soil line. The look could be more natural and you won’t risk ruining the trunks. They grow fast, and wire bites in a few months.

Sounds like a fun project.
 

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I want to thank both of you for your help. As for wiring the trunks I am following a report from Bonsai Today and they just wired around the roots it seems very louse in order not
to mar them, just to hold them together at the planting time. When done I would like to wire the trunks up a short distance to try and get some tree separation for them. I have
done fusing with Paperbark Maples (five trees) and they came out great, making a nice single trunk tree about three feet tall. This will be my first try a fusing the root system on
three trees. So with that said heres to good luck !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
 

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