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Stuff from seed 3 years 10 months ago #45447

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This weekend I spent a bit of time trimming, wiring and writing (Yeah, new articles online yesterday, and over the next 2 weeks, on winter care).
In any case, tooksome pictures of some of my smallest and youngest projects. Just thought I would share.

Acer palmatum seed-grown, 2 years old
Fragus Crenata (2 in the backhournd) Japan import, and Acer palmatum coral Bark
Malus exposed root. 3 years from seed
Malus & Zelkova, 2 years from seed
Trident maple, root over rock project. 2 years from seed

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Stuff from seed 3 years 10 months ago #45449

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I am really envious of your seedlings!
SPECIALLY the Zelkova...

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Stuff from seed 3 years 10 months ago #45451

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Sorry. I was told I was not supposed to take it with me to give it to someone somewhere earlier this year..
Now I have made it my job to turn it into a bonsai myself. And nope. Not a broom.

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And nope. Not a broom.


If you make it into a literatti OR windswept, I'll shoot it down.

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Stuff from seed 3 years 10 months ago #45469

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Are you planning on letting the trunk grow a lot bigger or are you keeping them small? Just asking because you seem to be pruning your seedlings pretty hard. I have a bunch of 1 year old maples myself and am not sure what to do with them :)

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I have a bunch in the ground, which I trim every other year or so, and whch I lift to work the roots every 2-3 years, as I told you on that other thread.

These I am building in small pots from the start. I aim at 50+cm tall trees with fitting trunks. But over a LOT longer time than the 5 years you would need normally. I have seen some good examples of trees grow from seed over decades.

This is a slow process but can ptentially give you the best trees.
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Stuff from seed 1 year 5 months ago #67536

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Just to keep this updated, and showing that yes, you can grow from seed and yes, it can be done in a pot and yes, it takes time!

Little update from the exposed root malus, the zelkova and the other malus. The other seedlings have moved on to other owners and/or my growing field..

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Stuff from seed 11 months 1 week ago #73065

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Just another one from seed..

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today

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