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My new shimpaku

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M. Frary:
  I just received this from Meehans Miniatures. It is quite the bush. And going to be quite the project. The trunk is a little over 2" at the dirt and is potbound like a brick. Water goes through slow but goes through so I wait till spring to start some work.
 Some ideas maybe? Taking better pictures today.

bwaynef:
What are your plans for it?  What'd you see in it that made you pull the trigger?

Adair M:
Hmm... fall is a good time to do styling work.  Repot in spring.

Why is fall a good time for styling? The bark stays on the cambium better.  When the sap is flowing, the bark separates from the cambium easily. 

Which is why jins and shari are most easily created in the summer.  When the sap is flowing.  Easy to remove the bark.

So, when styling this fall, and there's a branch that you'd like to jin, don't cut it off entirely, or remove all the foliage, leave some so the life line is intact.  Then jin it next spring/summer.

Have fun!

M. Frary:

--- Quote from: bwaynef on August 05, 2014, 08:44 AM ---What are your plans for it?  What'd you see in it that made you pull the trigger?

--- End quote ---

  I think I'm going to drastically change the planting angle. Tip it to the right and cascade or jin the right trunk.

GBHunter:
The only issue I had with bushes that size is how far the foliage is from the trunk.

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