Probably no biggie to you Bonsai veterans here, but I'm pretty excited about it..lol. In previous years my firethorn has been getting at most 4 or 5 bunches of berries on the whole "tree". But this year it has put out at least 30-40 bunches and stiil putting out more. Can't wait until they ripen up this fall....Anyways... About a year ago I started feeding monthly as opposed to the twice a year feeding I have been doing since I bought it. So can I assume it's the extra feeding doing this, or just the "tree" getting a year older. And another thing, it didn't drop it's leaves this winter as it has done previous winters.