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Old 01-22-2013, 03:15 PM
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Care For Jacranda Mimosifoilia


Hi everyone,
after a whole year, ive managed to get my hands on a 4yr old Jacaranda, delivered this morning.
Ive been trying to get some info regarding the care of him ( yes,its a him !lol) but all im getting is the very basics.
Im hoping to bonsai "him" (His name is Jack, Captian Jack Sparrow ! )but i cant find much. My bonsai book doesnt give enough info.

Thank for any help with him
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:19 PM
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Do you know what species it is? There are bunches and bunches of Jacaranda species.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:23 PM
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Hi,
It was advertised as a Jacaranda Mimosifoilia?
I cant seem to be able to put anyomre pictures on at the moment. I know its not an easy tree to bonsai but its still a pretty tree to me and worth a try.

Tifa

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Old 01-23-2013, 12:32 AM
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I've got a J.m. that I'm not too happy about.
It's a few years old, probably 1,5 m high, but it's not doing that great. In early fall leaves start falling making a mess, which is OK, I can manage.
But then in winter I let it go dormant in an unheated environment which usually proves too cold for it and the top slimmer branches always dry up and turn black.
Pruning is not advised, as the new shoots usually grow vertically. I'm not sure this is a good candidate for a bonsai.
As space is limited, and it's growing bigger each year, I have no idea what to do with it.
Not gonna keep it forever if it won't ever bloom for me!
Kinda the reason I gave up on "tropical" trees/fruits.
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