I am a fan of the Ginkgo biloba myself. Informal uprights.
You can't kill them with city pollution, they don't catch many pests, and when cramped they stay small.
Are those your bonsai in your photo gallery? If so very nice!
Though I usually condone friendly chit-chat, can you guys please answer my questions
you`re on the wrong forum for this detailed info carn, bonsai forums will give you all the info you need, just a little research needed.
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Thanks. In my main folder, yes, but not in the Satsuki exhibition folder. Those are from a Tokyo bonsai show that a friend attended.Are those your bonsai in your photo gallery? If so very nice!
My Shimpaku looks naked compared to how it was yr before last. It got red spider mites and neem oil killed them very quickly, but the damage was done. That was the first trouble of any kind in 12 yrs at that time. Can't get much more trouble free than that.
Shimpakucan you guys please answer my questions
From my experience Lilacs suffer a lot of twig die back, maples are very choosy about water and light, and crabapples take too much care in seeing that fruit load is limited as to not break branches. Get a nice Juniper, maybe a Shimpaku.
I consider deciduous trees easier than conifers, in terms of shaping and ease of maintaining shape..
lilac = No good IMO..leaves too big, flowers MUCH too big..there are dwarf lilacs though that might work...but a "normal" lilac is a poor choice for Bonsai..
crabapple trees = good choice! flowers and leaves are good size..(small)
maple trees = Japanese maples are excellent..a Bonsai classic..
"regular" maple trees, such as sugar, red, canadian red maples, not so good..leaves too big, hard to reduce the size.
contrary to popular belief, the "Red Maple" is NOT the one with the solid red leaves!
Red maples have green leaves..they look nearly identical to a sugar maple..
Red maples have green leaves with red stems..Sugar maples have green leaves with yellow/green stems..Red maples turn red in the fall..Sugar maples turn yellow in the fall.
is the "crimson king" Norway maple"..sometimes called the "Canadian Red maple"..
although thats not the proper name..
Trident maple is good for Bonsai.
Im not sure if cuttings work well in very early spring, before leaves come out..
I would wait until they are in leaf..take SMALL cuttings, only 3-6 inches long, keep only 2 or 3 leaves..if leaves are big, cut them in half..
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If you must go with either of those, make an air layer of sphagnum early in the spring before the leaf buds break and use a strong hormone such as Hormodin 3. Place the layer so that it's around a node. The growth surge that causes the leaf buds to grow also induces rooting.
Well I chose a crabapple cutting. Does it have to be air layering, as all the trees are in public spaces, people might be tempted to remove them. I just got some root hormone, I will try rooting it in normal media.
In addition to the crabapple cutting, which I notched, dipped in rotting hormone and planted, i got this nice sappling, though I don't know which tree it is, can anyone identify it?