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have recently collected a few large hinoki order to develop them as bonsai. They appeared healthy and had good sized trunks, so I thought they’d justify the effort.
Hinoki cypress – Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Tempelhof’
The addition of new trees for my collection never seems overly complicated. I simply remove a few branches and replant trees. Beyond that, usually they require more water and fertilizer for the rest of the year.
Of course, this change – sometimes dramatically – a couple of years down the road. If I find I do not have time to give a tree the attention it deserves, I move along.
Based on what I could see above the soil line, the tree seemed to have a good trunk. Find the rootbase, however, it provides more useful information. As the rootbase was great, I grabbed a large stick and went to work.
tool transplant Key – big stick
The rootbase, it started about 6 “below the soil line When I found it,. I noticed a line of significant graft. I followed the half naked root of the root ball, the tree is kept in my standard mix of akadama, pumice and lava.
is likely that the lower trunk Chamaecyparis obtusa , the rest of the tree, ‘Tempelhof. “as the line of graft is amazing, I’m studying ways to improve the appearance of the lower trunk. I thought about burying him, creating a layer of air, or just live with it the way it is. I have no hinoki-layers of air, experience and have heard mixed stories about their viability, so I remain curious about this option. I do not think it could actually bury the nebari, which means you can end up living with this line.
After cutting and transplantation
I have a year to think about it. For now, I will focus on irrigation and fertilization of the tree, and delay the most dramatic decisions until next year.
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com