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Collected Cotoneaster

Post  Brett Summers on Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:35 am

This is the second time I have chopped back this cotoneaster since collecting about 2 years ago. Using Sankofabonsai's Firethorn http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t3868-pyracantha-coccinea? as a guide I think it is now on it's way Smile




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Re: Collected Cotoneaster

Post  JimLewis on Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:15 pm

That's going to be a nice one.

Isn't that lowest left-hand branch a bit TOO low?

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:04 pm

Would leaving that lowest left branch encourage more root development on that part of the nebari?
Just wondering. I have one in the ground that is ready for a major pruning to get to this size.
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Post  Brett Summers on Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:03 am

I believed it was too low Jim but figured it was worth keeping for now much for a similar reason that Todd suggests. As a sacrifice branch it may become useful to create some more character at this part of the trunk. If it helped the roots develop better here that would be great too.

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Post  Guest on Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:40 am

An excellent start to this one Brett. Cotoneasters develop so quickly too. Even quicker in Australia I should imagine.

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Post  Brett Summers on Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:53 am

Thanks Will.
Yes after starting out with many cold climate trees (which I still refuse to give up) It is great to work with species that love my climate Very Happy

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:46 pm

I doubt that twig of a branch will do much (if anything) to improve the already swollen base. If it wee mine, I'd rather the tree put its energy somewhere else.

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Post  杰遨-jie on Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:19 am

when you have got a low branch, keep it because its hard to find nice lower branches....this is a sweet start for your tree!~ I can already imagine what it will look like in a matter of years hahah congrats^^

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