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Juniper Workshop - Saturday March 9th (18 Feb 2019)

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Saturday 9th March, 2019 10am at the Bonsai South Nursery (114-116 The Boulevarde, Caringbah NSW 2229)
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Mutant Port Jackson fig

7 months 23 hours ago #61550 by Leong Kwong
This fig have been around for nearly 15 years now. Haven't done much all these years, the branches die back without any reason, as a result, have just let nature take its course. However, from the data over the 5 years, we now have been able to get it shooting like crazy and hoping by continuing what we do we will get some branches large enough to give it some structure. The leaf size is between a 5 -10 cents coin. A picture of the leaves of this mutant and a normal PJ that was reduced.

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7 months 20 hours ago #61551 by Jerry Meislik
Great find, Leong. One that may be a classic species for bonsai.

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7 months 11 hours ago #61552 by Leong Kwong
Gerry, is not a very robust fig, is no where near how other Ficus Rubiginosa would behave and grow. What we are trying to do is to propagate as many as we can, then do some growing experiment on this fig. From whatever data we have we are going to expand on it and see which combination of growing condition this fig would do best in our temperate climate. What we want to test is the combination of growing medium - the combination of different types of materials, the air porosity index of the medium and the pH of the medium, light - the length of UV light, water - the frequency and amount, temperature - the range, humidity and etc and see how they grow and react over three growing seasons ie, in two years. Hope it work and we can get some vital data. Lots of work hope to be able achieve it.
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Leong
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7 months 8 hours ago #61553 by Leong Kwong
CORRECTION The word mutant should not have been used here. Seedling variation should be the correct horticultural term. Sorry my apology.
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Leong.
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7 months 6 hours ago #61554 by adam k
Hi Leong by not robust do you believe its the whole tree or just the growth/branching ?
Would grafting this variation onto a different rootstock be an option to obtain better vigour ?

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6 months 4 weeks ago #61555 by Leong Kwong
The branches Adam. They never grow to great length and size. The leaves are nice, and to graft a standard PJ would defeat the purpose of growing this fig.
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Leong
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6 months 4 weeks ago #61556 by adam k
Ok thanks

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6 months 3 weeks ago #61562 by Matt
How about dropping into the ground for a few years. Full sunshine, free roots, might just kick it into gear?

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