This is my new, and first, Trident Maple aquired from Ben at the NIBS30 recently in Belfast.
I love the thick trunk, big size and great colour.
Just now, the colour is getting stronger each day. I’m told it’ll get even better.
The nebari need a little work and Mark has suggested some approach grafting as one way of filling the gaps. This winter I’ll try to source some whips, failing that I’ll try some cuttings.
But in any case, it’s a great addition to my collection as it is.
I think this is some sort of Mugo Pine, but not sure.
I just repotted, and was shocked how few roots were in such a big pot. There was a big void beneath the tree where the original rootball was. After taking all away, but without being too aggressive, I put it into an octagonal pot.
The tree was styled originally in a Munster Bonsai Club Workshop by Ian Young in 2015.
Some of these trees will hopefully become bonsai some day. All have been more or less neglected up to last season, while this year they were all fairly well minded; fed, watered well and some light pruning. Next spring, I hope to re-pot into a superior compost and begin to style and wire in a systematic manner.
|Berberis thunbergii ‘Atropurpurea’|
|Berberis thunbergii ‘Atropurpurea Nana’|
|Berberis x stenophylla ‘Irwinii’|
|Fagus sylvatica ‘Atropurpurea’|