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seed grown meiwa kumquat. BONSAI

Posted by poncirusguy micro(Z-6.8; AHS-8) (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 4, 13 at 21:31

They say that kumquat trees can't be grown from seed because they have week roots. I have 2 seed grown kumquat trees, 1 meiwa &1 nagami. The only thin week about the roots is they grow very little and are to small for the tree above them and the tree doer not grow but a 1/2 inch at a time. Is this what we look for in bonsai characteristics.

KUMQUAT MEIWA 2013, 10-27 photo IMG_4632_zpse71937e0.jpg
20 month old meiwa with stubby limbs.

Nagami has a lien on it photo nagamihasalean_zpsb14baaf4.jpg
Nagami kumquat with short gangly roots

Roots will take year to reach their container wall. Should I just trim off the tip of the branches.

Has any one used a kumquat tree for an on own roots kumquat bonsai.


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RE: seed grown meiwa kumquat. BONSAI

Lots of trees have small/sparse roots and if nature hasn't seen fit to trim them in the wild to accommodate that, I don't think you need to worry much. But I might consider a shorter, wider container if you're worried. They look happy enough and I don't believe in messing with success :-).

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