Best Bursera Bonsai?

TT, zone 5b MAMarch 3, 2012

Hi-

I was at my favorite bonsai nursery today working on some of my stuff with a friend, and I snapped a picture of his bursera bonsai. I drool every time I see this plant...sadly it is out of my price range ;-(.

Nice, huh?

Tom

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cactusmcharris

Tom,

That that majesty of a plant is for sale is itself extraordinary. What was the price tag on it - >500 USD?

It's a lovely plant and brightened the day here. TFS!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 1:38PM
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TT, zone 5b MA

J -

I agree...wish it just followed me home.

And, yes, >500 USD...

T

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 2:44PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Wonderful Bursera! That peeling bark is sweet.

This isn't Bonsai West, is it?

Josh

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 2:45PM
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TT, zone 5b MA

Josh -

Yes it is...

That tree's owner and I repotted a clump of sagos, pruned a pomegranate, and wired a big olive stump today!

Spring is a-coming!

T

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 3:19PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Awesome! Something about the look, the lighting, and the backdrop said "Bonsai West" ;-)
Plus, knowing your location and having "friended" one of the Bonsai West folks on Facebook,
it made for an easier guess.

Josh

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 3:30PM
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TT, zone 5b MA

Josh -

I think your FB friend may be my actual friend over there. Every spring he and I give my trees a 'facelift' together...it's the official start of the growing season for me!

T

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 3:33PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

I have a suspicion that it is indeed the same guy ;-)
Through Mike, I was lucky enough to obtain one of his Crassula mutations, "Gargoyle."

Josh

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 4:13PM
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gmaculata(5)

Yes Josh, It is I! This is a tree that I have been working on for over 10 years now. I have basically built all of the branches. Was a good day Tom!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 7:37PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

There you are, sir!
You've done a splendid job of building this one!
Great display.

Josh

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 2:31AM
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caudex1

Definitely one of the better fagaroides I've seen. What size pot is it in?

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 8:48AM
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TT, zone 5b MA

It is in a pretty good sized pot...from memory, maybe 14 inches across???

G - can you give us a more accurate answer on that measure? The trunk is nice and thick, too. I think one of its best features is how its base is actually thicker than its trunk. I find many bursera (mine included) will actually narrow a bit at the base. This one, does not...

T

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 9:55AM
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whip1 Zone 5 NE Ohio

Wow, That's a great specimen!

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 11:15AM
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pennyhal(11Sunset23)

Gosh that is a great plant. Even if you can't own it, it sounds like you have visitation rights.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 1:51PM
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katluvr

That is such a beautiful plant thank you for sharing , I will never get to see anything like that in person, so it is a real treat to see every ones pictures.
Tom your Bursera bonsai that you shared in the 'B's is just fantastic, you have a great plant that is just perfect in my eyes, great job growing and training it!
I wish I could ever get any branches on my old dinosaur, it just sits there.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 3:35PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Hey G! That is not the only one that I love with there, you know that.

Good to see you and I will be around there very soon. Love that plant!

Hello everyone else!

Mike

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 5:41PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Ooops! Tom, have you even seen that Natal Plum coming through that volcanic rock?

Now , that I would buy if it were for sale.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 5:43PM
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TT, zone 5b MA

Mike -

I don't think I have seen that bonsai...but I think everything is probably for sale...for the right price ;-).

T

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 8:09PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

I hope my baby Bursera gets that beautiful someday. Tom with your skills surely you could create a bonsai that good.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 8:19PM
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whip1 Zone 5 NE Ohio

Glass House Works sells these...... I just added this to my list of plants I want.

Rob

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 8:21PM
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gmaculata(5)

The pot is about 16 inches.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 9:53PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

I think that that tree needs a place to put its roots, a new Caudex pot to do it justice.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 10:58PM
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