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A Fall Prune (And How Stewartia Acquired Its Identify)

Stewartia monadelpha is a sublime deciduous species with clean, cinnamon bark and silvery, gem-like buds. Associated to Camelias, they like moist, shady areas and develop at about 1/2 the pace of a Japanese Maple.

The Stewartia featured under was introduced into the studio for a fall session with concave pruners.


Stewartia in coaching after a season of progress, sporting a number of purple pipe cleaners that grasp as query marks in possible pruning spots.

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The noble arms of our intrepid pruners, Erich and Maciek.


This stopping place leaves many ponderables for subsequent time–which may be subsequent June or July, one other glorious time to prune again Stewartia. The smaller trunk was once a root graft, which we determined to maintain as a secondary trunk. To retain vitality on that smaller trunk two extensions have been left lengthy.


A research in yellow and inexperienced and a little bit of white, the misplaced leaves of Stewartia. (Stewartia, by the way, is known as after a little-known Scottish household’s misplaced spouse, who sailed off to the Isle of Skye to flee her husband and the nickname he’d given her. Months later she returned to declare, ‘You’ll name me Mildred, or I shan’t return once more!’ This nonetheless by no means occurred. They don’t know the place she is now.)


Whereas that final Stewartia is modest in dimension at 28″ / 71 cm, this one has a giant wingspan and is 48″ / 122 cm. Grown from a small sapling by Warren Hill. This previous spring we tried 7 root grafts on Warren’s tree, seen right here as little shoots arising from the nebari. I believe 6 have taken. Must do a put up on that later. When method grafting it could possibly assist to let the primary tree run, as we’ve achieved this 12 months. This may fuse the inventory with the scions.

December 2021 Bulletin Board

  • The Winter Seasonal-lite for 2022 is up, calendared for January 22-23. Heaps about repotting and design on this well-liked on-line course ~
  • Additionally up are the 3-day, in-person Winter Seasonal dates—just like the Seasonal-lite however extra intensive objectives and with the prospect to get soiled, so have a look ~
  • We’re already a reprint of my offbeat academic guide Bonsai Heresy. Learn opinions and reap the benefits of the present Bonsai Heresy sale at Stone Lantern ~


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