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

Join our exclusive Juniper workshop feature Leong Kwong.

Saturday 9th March, 2019 10am at the Bonsai South Nursery (114-116 The Boulevarde, Caringbah NSW 2229)
Call to reserve your space – call (02) 9531 4589

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www.bonsaisouth.com.au/bonsai-workshop-juniper/

Ficus Species

1 month 10 hours ago #61651 by Steven
I have taken an interest in the Ficus species for bonsai lately. I am on the NSW/QLD boarder so I am in the sub tropics which is good conditions for growing this species.

My question is what species are the best for bonsai?

I am also looking for a book to purchase on this species focused on bonsai, any recommendations?

I have seen some videos on Youtube where the bonsai grower will defoliate 2 pr three times a year to achieve leaf reduction and ramification. Would this not reduce the health of the tree in the long term?

Any advice would be appreciated......


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1 month 28 minutes ago - 1 month 14 minutes ago #61656 by JC
Hi Steven

The Port Jackson & Green Island are two goodies that come to mind.

They need to be in good health if you are going to defoliate to increase ramification.

What is the suburb that you are in?

JC

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4 weeks 1 day ago #61658 by Steven
Thanks JC,

I'm in Terranora NSW.

I am looking to buy a selection of ficus over the coming months. Doesnt need to big trees just small trees or seedlings.

I would like to have a range of ficus.

From my research, these are the best for bonsai:

Port Jackson
Weeping fig
Willow leaf fig

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4 weeks 1 day ago #61659 by JC
Hi

I'm at Laurieton 5 hours south of you.

Sound like a good selection you have chosen but most of them are good to play with especially the tiger fig if you can get your hands on one.

JC
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