TOPIC: Fast growing species for Bonsai?

Fast growing species for Bonsai? 1 year 6 months ago #24462

I understand Bonsai is a patience exercise but I was wondering, among the trees that can be used for Bonsai, which species are known for growing "fast" and recovering faster from pruning? Thanks

ps: Please dont lecture me about Bonsai not being meant to be fast...
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Fast growing species for Bonsai? 1 year 6 months ago #24464

dtmoura wrote: I understand Bonsai is a patience exercise but I was wondering, among the trees that can be used for Bonsai, which species are known for growing "fast" and recovering faster from pruning? Thanks

ps: Please dont lecture me about Bonsai not being meant to be fast...


Bonsai is not meant to be fast, it is a patience exercise.
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Fast growing species for Bonsai? 1 year 6 months ago #24465

dtmoura wrote: ps: Please dont lecture me about Bonsai not being meant to be fast...


growing bonsai are not meant to be a fast...

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Fast growing species for Bonsai? 1 year 6 months ago #24466

dtmoura wrote: I understand Bonsai is a patience exercise but I was wondering, among the trees that can be used for Bonsai, which species are known for growing "fast" and recovering faster from pruning? Thanks

ps: Please dont lecture me about Bonsai not being meant to be fast...


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Fast growing species for Bonsai? 1 year 6 months ago #24467

eangola wrote: None


Well... there are trees, suitable for bonsai, that do grow faster than others.
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Fast growing species for Bonsai? 1 year 6 months ago #24472

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eangola wrote: None


Well... there are trees, suitable for bonsai, that do grow faster than others.


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- Maple
- Weeping willow grows fast as a tree, not sure how well it does in a pot. But I would guess it grows fast too.
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Fast growing species for Bonsai? 1 year 6 months ago #24475

I just mean "faster" and not "fast"... Clearly some species are known for being "slow growers"... Conversely, some species are known for recovering faster... Just trying to understand which ones...
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Fast growing species for Bonsai? 1 year 6 months ago #24478

Potentilla fruticosa is pretty quick to recover.
One of mine got trampled by my (very excited) dog a few weeks ago and started to send out shoots about a week later.
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Fast growing species for Bonsai? 1 year 6 months ago #24480

Cotoneaster and ligustrum. Given some good growing conditions, these should be ready for a nice "mame" style in a year from planting a cutting. I planted a couple of hundreds of ligustrum and a few of cotoneaster cuttings last year (everything rooted because when 5 % of the first setup died before they rooted, I instantly had replaced those with new cutttings and they rooted too), and I'm amazed with their growing rate. Most of these are ready for "mame" styling this fall, nice small trees can be done, but I decided to wait one more year at least, managed to overcome my impatience haha. Cotoneaster dammeri is superb. I planted ten last year, saw the nebari and the trunk those developed in a year, and planted a hundred this summer :D
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Fast growing species for Bonsai? 1 year 6 months ago #24481

In a year from the time cuttings rooted, not the time they were planted. So, a year and 6-7 weeks.
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