Tuesday, August 25, 2009

trident maple #4

Trident maple, acer burgerianum, 30 cm high, 30 years old, pot by Peter Krebs

first two images October 2002
last today.
Now the lower branches have to get thicker. This will take another ten years.




4 comments:

johnson said...

Walter, this is the "apex cutting" you formentioned on your website, correct? How did you manage to creat such a wonderfull nebari from a stumpy cutting????

Walter Pall said...

johnson,

Suthin Sukosolvisit did the cutting and rooted it. He prepared the beginnings of the negbari. And I continued this. As you see with success. Well, it takes waha it always takes:

the right material to start with,
modern substrate.
agressive watering
agressive feeding
letting the shoots GROW and not cuttting back and pinching as soon as they appear.
Yes, I often wonder why so many home-made tridents just don't have the good nebari.

WP

johnson said...

walter, when will you begin to taper off your aggressive feeding regime?

Walter Pall said...

God question. I do it with more or less all of my trees. So why should I stop to be nice to the tree?

WP