Need pot suggestion for cork bark elm

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Need pot suggestion for cork bark elm

Post  davtree on Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:21 pm

Hi - this is a twin trunk cork bark elm that I have worked on for a year. It will need a nice pot next spring, but I am at a loss as to what pot I should choose. This is a rugged tree about 18 inches high with a 5 inch base. Any suggestions ? Thanks for your help. The pics are today, and one year ago as purchased.[url=https://servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=11&u=16535178][/url]lp.

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Re: Need pot suggestion for cork bark elm

Post  John Quinn on Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:38 pm

Here are a couple of ideas. I am sure there will be more!



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Re: Need pot suggestion for cork bark elm

Post  mike page on Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:51 pm

http://www.redwing.net/~daalms/index.html

Check the link for a pot. Lots of good ones! Very Happy

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Great tree, pot?

Post  Josh on Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:42 am

Great tree, tremendous work in one year. Wish it was mine, don't know if I could pull off what you have done in one year. With regards to pot, it is a rugged and masculine tree, so I might go with a rectangle, with natural color or glaze in off white, tan or brown.

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need pot suggestion cork bark elm

Post  moyogijohn on Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:58 pm

Great tree!! do not worry about a pot,,send it to ME !! Really i like the second picture and pot..looking good take care john

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Re: Need pot suggestion for cork bark elm

Post  Gwyther on Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:17 pm

Hi Davtree

Nice tree with a great future !

Here are a couple of pot ideas -






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Re: Need pot suggestion for cork bark elm

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:04 pm

It seems to me that the more important question right now should be "Where do I see this tree in 5 years?". Are you going to let the canopy widen and soften, or are you going to keep it tight and rigid? If this were my tree (if wishes were horses...) I'd be concentrating on branch structure and development. That's not to say you can't enjoy it in a nice pot too. I'd (slightly) over pot it in a wider, shallower pot than what's been suggested here. Oval or a soft rectangle, hard to go wrong either way.

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Re: Need pot suggestion for cork bark elm

Post  davtree on Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:49 pm

Well, its an elm, and the branches will grow like weeds no matter which pot it is in. I think that I can develop branches while the tree is in a smaller pot. Do you disagree ?

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Re: Need pot suggestion for cork bark elm

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:30 pm

No, I don't necessarily disagree. But I see a fat trunk and not much nebari to support it. My wider, shallower pot idea is as much for the development of that as anything else. And, yes, it's an elm - but I still think you can enjoy this tree and see it develop faster in a less confining pot. Since this is a deciduous tree and not a pine I'd like to see a wider, softer branch structure that's also better proportioned to the mass of the trunk. As that happens I think you'd probably gravitate to a less chunky, less masculine pot anyway.

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Post  Guest on Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:40 pm

Russell Coker wrote:It seems to me that the more important question right now should be "Where do I see this tree in 5 years?". Are you going to let the canopy widen and soften, or are you going to keep it tight and rigid? If this were my tree (if wishes were horses...) I'd be concentrating on branch structure and development. That's not to say you can't enjoy it in a nice pot too. I'd (slightly) over pot it in a wider, shallower pot than what's been suggested here. Oval or a soft rectangle, hard to go wrong either way.

R



...I agree with Russell. a wider, less stiff looking pot is more suitable. With the base more exposed. If it were mine, I'll develop the tree into a full twin trunk tree with the dominant tree having a wide canopy.

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Re: Need pot suggestion for cork bark elm

Post  davtree on Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:55 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. Yes I am planning on giving the tree a softer more "deciduous" look with a wider canopy. The base is really nice, nice radial roots, pic does not show the nebari well. And I agree, I think elms should be in shallow wide pots. The chunky pots just don't do it for me.

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