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A to Z of Bonsai Terms

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bonsai_crown

 - (Tree Parts)  
Entry for Bonsai bonsai_crown Tree Parts  Update this bonsai term bonsai_crown Tree Parts
bonsai_tree_apex_011.jpg image BONSAI>BONSAI_CROWN - The branches at the top of the tree that defines the SHAPE of the tree.

See also: Tree APEX



Calcicole

 - (Other)  
Entry for Bonsai Calcicole Other   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Calcicole Other

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CALCICOLE - A tree which will not thrive in acid soil.

A tree which will thrive in acid soils is known as a CALCIFUGE.

See also CALCIPHOBE.



Calcifuge

 - (Other)  
Entry for Bonsai Calcifuge Other   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Calcifuge Other
Bonsai-Calcifuge.jpg image CALCIFUGE - A tree which will not thrive in alkaline soil. These plants are also described as ericaceous.

These plants require an amount of iron in their diet which is present in less quantity in alkaline soil, consequently, calcifuges grown on alkaline soils often develop the symptoms of iron deficiency as can be seen for example by the yellowing of LEAVES of AZAlea (Rhododendron). Many BONSAI>BONSAI growers add SEQUESTERED IRON to the soils of calcifuge plants.

A plant that thrives in lime-rich alkaline soils is known as a calcicole or CALCIPHOBE.



Calcined clay

 - (Growing Medium)  
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CALCINED CLAY - This is a form of earth baked into hard granules which allow good water absorption without a breakdown in soil structure.

Calciphobe

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CALCIPHOBE - A plant not suited by calcareous soil, that tends to avoid calcareous soils, that grows best in acid soil.

A tree which will thrive in acid soils is known as a CALCIFUGE.

See also CALCICOLE.



Caledonian Bonsai Society

 - (Club or Group)  
Entry for Bonsai Caledonian Bonsai Society Club or Group   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Caledonian Bonsai Society Club or Group
bonsai_caledonian_bonsai_01.jpg image BONSAI>BONSAISOCIETY>CALEDONIAN BONSAI SOCIETY - For information of club meetings, venues and times,

Contact -Telephone Roger on:07944 518617

Lochgelly Meetings are held at the
Salvation Army hall,
Auchterderran Rd,
Loghgelly.

Cupar Meetings are held at:
Cupar YMCA,
Bonnygate,
Cupar.


Thanks to - Caledonian Bonsai for use of the image

Callous

 - (Tree Parts)  
Entry for Bonsai Callous Tree Parts  Update this bonsai term Callous Tree Parts
bonsai_callous.jpg image CALLOUS - The raised roll of BARK tissue that forms on the side of a wound to the tree.  


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Cambium

 - (Tree Parts)  
Entry for Bonsai Cambium Tree Parts   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Cambium Tree Parts
bonsai_cambium_02.jpg image CAMBIUM - Located between the XYLEM and the PHLOEM, the cambium in the BARK(TREE)>BARK (TREE) is the green material which shows if a twig is scratched.

During the growing season the cambium cells constantly divide, producing new xylem on the inside and new phloem on the outside. This process creates the annual rings inside the TRUNK OF THE TREE.


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Camellia Oil

 - (Tool)  
Entry for Bonsai Camellia Oil Tool   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Camellia Oil Tool
bonsai_camelia_oil_02.jpg image CAMELLIA OIL - Use to protect tools, clean and polish pots and clean away pine sap.

A traditional and organic way to to protect tools which come into contact with live tissue on a BONSAI>BONSAI tree. Is also used to give a shine and polish to BONSAI POTs before the go onto a bonsai show display area.


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Cammellia (Camellia)

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))  
Entry for Bonsai Cammellia (Camellia) Tree Type (Outdoors)   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Cammellia (Camellia) Tree Type (Outdoors)
bonsai_camellia_01.jpg image CAMMELLIA (CAMELLIA) - Three main varieties : Japonica (Common Camellia): Shiny, oval, dark green LEAVES with red/white/pink FLOWERS March to May. Reticulata: Long, narrow dark green leaves and big, funnel SHAPEd pink/red/purple unscented flowers with 15-20 petals. Sasanqua : Drooping habit with lighter green, small, oblong, blunt-ended leaves with white/pink scented flowers with 6-8 petals.

STYLE : suited to every style, except formal upright and broom.

WARNING : Branches are brittle so protect with RAFFIA. Do not leave wire on the tree for more than a month or two.


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Candles

 - (Tree Parts)  
Entry for Bonsai Candles Tree Parts   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Candles Tree Parts
bonsai_pine_candles_01.jpg image CANDLES - This is the term used to describe pine buds which gradually elongate and then split into the pine NEEDLEs which form the tree foliage.
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Canopy

 - (Tree Parts)  
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CANOPY - All of the uppermost branches that make up the top of the tree.



Captan

 - (Treatments)  
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CAPTAN - A microfine, wettable powder used in water as a spray to control certain FUNGAL DISEASEs in FRUIT and ornamental trees.

Captan has been cited as a probable human carcinogen by the US authorities.



Cardiff Bonsai Society

 - (Club or Group)  
Entry for Bonsai Cardiff Bonsai Society Club or Group   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Cardiff Bonsai Society Club or Group
cardiff.jpg image BONSAI>BONSAISOCIETY>CARDIFF BONSAI SOCIETY -
Cardiff Bonsai Society
CARDIFF, SOUTH WALES
Name:

Anne Campbell

email:

mail@observatorybonsai.co.uk

Tel No:

02920 484892

Venue:

Bethel Church Hall, Whitchurch, Cardiff

Day:

3rd. Wednesday



Carnose roots

 - (Tree Parts)  
Entry for Bonsai Carnose roots Tree Parts  Update this bonsai term Carnose roots Tree Parts
bonsai_rhizome_01.jpg image Carnose ROOTS - Fleshy roots such as found on a Yew (TAXUS BACCATA).



Carving Tools - Hand

 - (Tool)  
Entry for Bonsai Carving Tools - Hand Tool  Update this bonsai term Carving Tools - Hand Tool
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