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Young Cotoneaster

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Post  astoadsfry Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:55 am

I am still new to bonsai. I began educating an teaching myself as much as I could a little over a year ago. This is a young cotoneaster I aquired this spring. I recently wired most of it to start working on its shape. About a month ago leaves began yellowing and falling off. I found several scale and removed them. It still loses 2-3 leaves each week but you can see in the leaves photo it has really started comming back and shooting out new growth. Any ideas, comments, etc are welcome

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Contoneaster June 2013 Full Tree by toddtabb1105, on Flickr
Full Tree View

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Cotoneaster June 2013 Branches by toddtabb1105, on Flickr
Some branch structure and leaves

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Cotoneaster June 2013 Leaves by toddtabb1105, on Flickr
New leaf growth



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Post  bonsaisr Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:03 am

In my experience, small cotoneasters like yours are weak and temperamental. I suggest you put it in a large grow pot with coarse soil & feed heavily for a year. Remember it is in the rose family & susceptible to all the rose ills.

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