Which crabapple should I pick?

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Which crabapple should I pick?

Post  SidneyDR on Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:15 pm

Hi,

I've been looking for a crabapple bonsai. A malus halliana.
Now I found some on a good site. ( I sadly can't got to a store in my neighbourhood and I have no car).
I was wondering which of these two look better, I am really not experienced on how to choose a good tree. I usually just look at the style of the trunk.
I personally like this one:



But maybe this one is better ?



Both are in my price range.   Smile
I would like to hear your advice.
Thanks in advance !

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Re: Which crabapple should I pick?

Post  steveb on Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:20 am

It's hard to really tell, but, I like the top one better. The surface roots look better and the crown looks like it has been cut back a little harder. This may mean more branching and ramification than in the lower tree.

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Re: Which crabapple should I pick?

Post  Vance Wood on Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:53 am

Both trees are OK but for my personal preference if one with a straighter trunk is available I would consider that. A straight well tapered trunk will look much more natural.
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Re: Which crabapple should I pick?

Post  JoesBonsai on Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:41 am

Take Both ☺☺☺ they are both nice. I prefer the first one, pics are difficult to see but the branching looks better placed for me anyway. Good Luck

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Re: Which crabapple should I pick?

Post  M. Frary on Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:55 am

Eeny,meeny,miney,moe.....

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Re: Which crabapple should I pick?

Post  SidneyDR on Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:11 pm

Thank you all for your advice Smile
Can anyone tell me what soil I should use ? Kanuma or Akadama? or a mix of something?

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