(Too) large hawthorn

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(Too) large hawthorn

Post  JimLewis on Fri May 09, 2014 7:21 pm

Washington hawthorn -- weeping and shaggy. 28 inches off the pot rim. Too big for me, these days.



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Post  steveb on Fri May 09, 2014 10:18 pm

Can you air layer the top into a shohin?

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Post  JimLewis on Sat May 10, 2014 12:53 pm

Why?

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Post  RKatzin on Sat May 10, 2014 6:32 pm

Hi Jim, This is a bit of a departure from your usual parade of inspiring shohin and mame. Nice work on a tree that is pretty much staunchly upright in growth habit and quite dangerous to work with, too!


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Post  JimLewis on Sat May 10, 2014 7:21 pm

Thanks, Mr. K. You are right, it doesn't really "want" to weep. Wire, rack-and-pinion, and being suitably drawn and quartered (we DO torture our trees, right?) have taught it how to behave. And the spines do allow it to get even -- sorta -- until fall, when I snip them all.

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Post  steveb on Sun May 11, 2014 11:33 pm

You said it was too big for you. Making a shohin out of the top would make it...smaller. Plus, from the looks of it, the top seems to have a lot of movement and character.

Not saying this would be the best option. Just something I thought of to consider. More knowledgable folks may offer something better. I've only been studying bonsai for 7 years and the first 3 were spent killing trees.

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Post  M. Frary on Mon May 12, 2014 3:28 am

I would say cut him down to size. Or I'll give you my address and you can put him on the bus and send him north.

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Post  Ian Warhurst on Mon May 12, 2014 9:00 pm

Hi Jim, yes I agree with Steve the movement at the top of the tree is too good to waste, at the moment the trunk is to straight and it will also be a constant battle to keep this in a weeping style, hawthorns are very vigorous once established. Just my humble opinion.

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