Author Topic: Potentilla fruticosa Progression  (Read 2836 times)

amkhalid

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Potentilla fruticosa Progression
« on: May 21, 2014, 05:35 PM »
This tree was collected probably about 15 years ago. I acquired it from the original owner in Spring 2011, having long admired it. Unfortunately I discovered that most of the characteristic deadwood and jin was completely rotten and crumbled away when I tried to clean it. Potentilla deadwood is not really resilient and needs to be kept very clean and dry and treated annually with a fungicide and wood hardener - things that the previous owner neglected.

The first picture is the earliest pic I have at an unknown date, probably 10+ years ago at the very least. It shows the tree as collected plus the tree in its prime under the previous owners care.

Second picture is as I acquired it in Spring 2011

Next picture was taken on the day I discovered the extent of the rot.

Fourth picture is July 2012 showing the tree cleaned and prepared for a complete restyling


 

amkhalid

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Re: Potentilla fruticosa Progression
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2014, 05:41 PM »
The next picture is the tree after the adjustments in July 2013. The goal was to make a more compact crown and bring the emphasis back to the delicate but interesting trunk.

Potentilla thicken slowly but ramify almost too quickly. Next is the tree in April 2014 repotted into a Heian Kosen pot. I've gotten mixed opinions on the pot but I think it makes for a fun image.

And a pic from last week. Thanks for reading.

Aaron 
 

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Re: Potentilla fruticosa Progression
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 09:42 AM »
Very nice and container is beautiful.

Augustine
 

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Re: Potentilla fruticosa Progression
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 01:33 PM »
I like the smaller tree you've uncovered.  I also think this pot is a big improvement.  I wonder if a deeper pot (but one that tapers quickly?) would improve the image so that it wouldn't have to be mounded so high above the rim.
 

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Re: Potentilla fruticosa Progression
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 03:21 PM »
I like this image very much. Would love to see it blooming, is it yellow? And maybe it's wrong for me to like it, but I do like the way it mounds above the pot.... ;)