Premium Advert
Plant Expo 2016
Ads by ForumAds

Author Topic: Bonsai potential?  (Read 1903 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Jeremy

  • Platinum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 548
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Bonsai potential?
« on: February 08, 2008, 11:56:51 AM »
Hi;

I started this tree from seed a few years ago. I'm not sure what its called - I know it produces orange flowers. Anyway, I was just wondering if it can be turned into a bonsai or not? Or is it too late to start? If anyone can give me a possible ID as well, that would be great.





Offline GARTH

  • Master Gardener
  • ***
  • Posts: 114
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Bonsai potential?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 12:19:23 PM »
Jeremy it lookes like a delonix regia (flamboyant tree) originates from east africa ,madagascar.
It can be made into a bonsai with a bit of work but try keep it a large bonsai 50 to 100cm high start at 50cm and work up slowly, dont let any branches get to long .

Offline Jeremy

  • Platinum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 548
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Bonsai potential?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2008, 09:41:01 AM »
ok - thanks

Gardener Forum

Re: Bonsai potential?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2008, 09:41:01 AM »
Please consider a small donation to cover expenses.

Offline buckygrove

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 43
    • View Profile
    • Gardener
Re: Bonsai potential?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2008, 19:45:22 PM »
Hello all,I'm the new member and this's my first post. I love Bonsai I think that Bonsai's so Romantic tree.




Nice to meet you.

Offline Rachel

  • Platinum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 678
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Bonsai potential?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2008, 22:56:04 PM »
wow, amazing bonsais, buckygrove.
Anyone out there care to give us a run down on how you keep a tree so small? In other words, a how to grow a bonsai tutorial.

Offline Dries

  • Driesesgarden
  • Administrator
  • Platinum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 838
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
    • http://www.driesesgarden.co.za
Re: Bonsai potential?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2008, 10:18:40 AM »
I have seen the most beautiful Bonsai in Thailand and China. How about someone try to import some to RSA? It should be possible??
Regards
Dries Olivier
http://www.driesesgarden.co.za
Tel. 0832646230

Offline GARTH

  • Master Gardener
  • ***
  • Posts: 114
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Bonsai potential?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2008, 19:55:51 PM »
I have seen some very nice bonsai in SA , the problem with importing a tree is they are quite expensive and some dont like our hot SA climate, and I think we have many indiginous trees hear in SA that make lovely bonsai especially our figs. 

Offline Rachel

  • Platinum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 678
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Bonsai potential?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2008, 22:13:14 PM »
correct me if I'm wrong, but Thailand is stinking hot, or it was when I was there. The climates quite tropical, not far off from Durban in humidity and heat, probably hotter. I think its equatorial, with a dry season and a wet season and hot all the time.

That said, I do agree we have some lovely trees to bonsai. I saw a beautiful azelea (large) bonsai in the little nursery by the garden centre and it was covered in flowers. At least, I think it was an azelea, my neighbour who lived most of her life in Durban said it was.