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Usually we see pictures of bonsai Cryptomeria during the winter when the trees are dormant. Cryptomeria are generally trained in the formal upright style, and it is through the development of tablets trees branches acquired their character.
Cryptomeria pads branch
Cryptomeria as shown in the display of Bay Island Bonsai 2011
summer is a good time to work on bonsai Cryptomeria. Spring growth generally fell in July or August to allow the trees produce new shoots before entering the latency period.
For those unfamiliar with the variety, the foliage may seem strange. Not unlike some varieties of dwarf fir, juniper needle or redwood, Cryptomeria is thorny foliage. It is also tall and thin. The foliage may look quite different in different parts of the tree as Cryptomeria are strongly dominant apical. In developing cryptomeria, the idea is to encourage further growth in the lower branches, letting them run. stronger branches near the top can be pruned more.
The photos are taken from the same tree on the same day however, are very different because of the variable force. The variety is’ Black Dragon. “
weak branch – foliage is yellow and the new shoots are short
healthy branch – color it is good and the buds are extending to the tips of the branches
the branch below is quite strong note that some of the look outbreaks different from others -.? Any ideas why
the round sprouts are the beginnings of the cones. If left in place long enough, will turn brown and seeds develop .
strong apical buds differ from horizontal outbreaks thick needle size and sometimes color
strong shoot apical. – filming is slightly yellow buds below
How to keep these apical buds in check? More on this next week.
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com