Author Topic: Urban Yamadori  (Read 1466 times)

thetwistedforest

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Urban Yamadori
« on: October 25, 2011, 10:20 PM »
This Pfitzer juniper was taken from a yard here in Salt Lake about 4 years ago. The next year it was cut back fairly hard  leaving younger vigorous shoots. It was left to grow for another year and then moved to a training pot and left alone. This past Saturday I decided it was time for it's first rough styling. About a third of the foliage was removed and the remainder was wired and set into position. There is still much to be done such as carving shari along the trunk to enhance what little  movement the trunk offers me. Refining foliage will take proper care and pruniing. It has always grown very well and the growth is small and nice but not as dense as itoigawa or other shimpaku, I do however like the original blue of the pfitzer maybe "glauca".t is no The exposed deadwood stumps will be worked this winter while I am awaiting warmer temps. It is not Kirin or Godzilla but in person has a strong line within its 15 inches of height. I am happy with the results and look forward to selling it  in order to help buy a tree at Boons I have my eye on. Comments and suggestions welcome. Thank you and GROW ON!!!
 

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Re: Urban Yamadori
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 08:41 PM »
Looking good. I'm looking forward to seeing this one continue to develop.

Is this one that someone paid you to remove?  I think I'm in the wrong business. :)
 

thetwistedforest

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Re: Urban Yamadori
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011, 07:52 PM »
Thanks John, they didn't pay me to take this one out I said I would replace it with a new shrub, bought at wholesale of course, so well worth it.