Shohin Deshojo

 

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A bit of neglect this year has meant some long internodes, unfortunately, for this little tree. These were pruned off, along with a reduction in the taller trunk to compact the image.  I think it looks like a better framework now.  Just need to build up the fine twigging over the next number of years.

 

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Sacrifice branch left on to speed up wound healing.  Job done. It was removed and the smaller branch beside left on to grow into the space.

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Before pruning.

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After pruning.

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Wiring finished.  Stubs left on allow for dieback.  These will be pruned flush in the new growing season.

I plan to repot into a container about half the size when the time is right.  Hopefully this will slow vigour down and help achieve the necessary short internodes.  I’ll also have to be careful about the quantity and quality of fertiliser in future.

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