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JRob

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Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« on: September 07, 2010, 09:56 PM »
Good Evening All,

Shimsuki and I just added an specimen Ezo Spruce bonsai, Picea glehnii to our collection tonight. Recently picked up a copy of the book "Forest, Rock Planting & Ezo Spruce Bonsai" by Saburo Kato with editors forward by William Valavanis when we were at Nature's Way at the end of June. Anybody with experience and advice please comment on your efforts with this fascinating species. I'll post pic soon. It is about 15 inches high and the trunk diameter is about 2 to 2-1/2 inches.

JRob
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 08:38 PM »
Just got back from spending the day in Atlanta on business and snapped this pic before it got dark. Good material needs to be styled.
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 10:11 PM »
Very nice material. You could've brought that with you to Atlanta ;) I would've drove the 4 hours to pick it up  ;D
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 10:23 PM »
Pg 168 of the 2008 National Exhibit album, has an example of a forest planting.  It belongs to a freind of mine, and when I speak with him, I am happy to ask him for some pointers on your behalf.  I'm also growing variety(ies) of spruce as well.

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2010, 03:50 PM »
slowly but surely you expand the number of species in your collection...
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2010, 09:17 PM »
Jersanct,

Not my intention but who could pass up an Ezo Spruce. I do not know of many in the STL region.

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010, 09:20 PM »
Jersanct,

Sorry, I forgot to welcome you to the BSG forum. Glad you're here.

JRob & Shimsuki
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2010, 06:03 AM »
I can pass on Ezo Spruce (in the midwest). Now Colorado Blue Spruce............

John
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2010, 09:08 AM »
Hi JRob, do you know of others in your area that work with Ezo Spruce?  I've seen lots of great pictures of those spruce that are bonsai, but I got the sense that they didn't like very hot climates.  Not sure if you can work around that, but I imagine your area gets pretty hot.
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2010, 09:45 AM »
This tree has been in STL for several years and looks great. Seems to have adapted.

JRob
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2010, 11:20 AM »
Fantastic - those are really great trees.  Looking forward to seeing its development.
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2010, 11:28 AM »
I thought Ezo spruce was Picea jezoensis, but after doing a google search I see that both jezoensis and glenii have been referred to as ezo, jezo or yezo spruce. 

What are your plans for this tree?

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2010, 07:20 PM »
Good Evening All,

My teacher was in town over the weekend and I had a great time working with him on my trees. He and my son Shimsuki discussed the Ezo at length and with his expert guidance my son styled the Ezo. Here is a pic of the initial styling.

Regards to all,
JRob
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2010, 12:05 AM »
Here is the progression of the work that we did.
The First Pic was before it was touched.
Second Pic was after a bit of selective pruning was done.
Third is the final pic!

I had a great time working with Mike on this tree. I am starting to fall in love with spruce bonsai!



Shim
 

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Re: Ezo Spruce, Picea glehnii
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2010, 11:30 AM »
Here is the progression of the work that we did.
The First Pic was before it was touched.
Second Pic was after a bit of selective pruning was done.
Third is the final pic!

I had a great time working with Mike on this tree. I am starting to fall in love with spruce bonsai!



Shim

Shim, these trees do grow flowers, don't they?   ;)  Looks like you had a good time working on it, nice job.

dave