I consider myself a red headed step child of Boon. I have learned what I know from you (John), Chris Johnson and Boons video. I am growing and working with this tree like I think you would John, but I am curious as to what Don is doing differently.
This tree grows a lot different than the other JBP I have. About five feet away I have JBP with 8-10 inch candles and much longer needles. My tree looks different than the kotobukis I have seen. Are you sure it is a kotobuki and not a hybrid Don? I remember you saying that it was grafted, but I can't tell where the graft is. I have been thinking that I would like to propagate this tree. I'm gettin' old, but I think it would be fun to have more of these in the world.