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Heyo,

I am relatively new to bonsai and purchased an old boxwood transplant from a vendor in Colorado in mid-October (I live in Southern Nevada). I transferred from the nursery pot into the training pot pictured. The first picture shows the form before trimming and wiring. I figure I'd play with the protruding deadwood in good time.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Also, can anyone identify the boxwood variety? According to the vendor it was sourced from a home in Arkansas.

Thank you in advance!
 

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TN_Jim

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Looks planted way high in pot.

How cold does it get there...may need some protection..especially given repot...? Dunno..I imagine parts of Nevada can get to freezing at night.

Did you bare root it?

Interesting specimen

You can put your location in your info -would be a help for you / anyone trying moving forward

Happy holidays Strok, hope you and yours are keeping warm and full!
 

Strok267

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Looks planted way high in pot.

How cold does it get there...may need some protection..especially given repot...? Dunno..I imagine parts of Nevada can get to freezing at night.

Did you bare root it?

Interesting specimen

You can put your location in your info -would be a help for you / anyone trying moving forward

Happy holidays Strok, hope you and yours are keeping warm and full!
Hi Jim,

Thank you for the quick response!

Regarding the height in the pot, would that mean I should more aggressively trim the roots? Or a deeper pot?

I updated my profile and the hardiness zone is 9b. We are having an especially warm winter this year too.

Anyways, thanks again and happy holidays to you too!
 

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I agree with @TN_Jim . It needs a deeper pot. Put it in a deep pot with good bonsai soil and feed it well for a few years. This will encourage feeder roots closer to the trunk. At that point you could more aggressively cut back the larger roots and it will sit in a shallow pot more nicely.
 

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Hi Jim,

Thank you for the quick response!

Regarding the height in the pot, would that mean I should more aggressively trim the roots? Or a deeper pot?

I updated my profile and the hardiness zone is 9b. We are having an especially warm winter this year too.

Anyways, thanks again and happy holidays to you too!
don’t look like a training pot exactly -questionably, what are you training it to do?
neagari is a traditional Japanese exposed root form
can see light coming through the roots in most photos, think ideally the base of the tree is below the edge of the pot and also the soil

that mop handle branch looks interesting
I’d just get healthy new growth first..

chilly in TN tonight
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Mayo!

Welcome to Crazy!

Sorce
 

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Yup, deeper planting until it grows roots closer to the surface.
But those roots are amazing! They bring to mind images of a gnarly, strong, hand with fingers grabbing into the dirt.
Very cool tree!
Good luck with it. Keep us posted.
 

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It appears to me that at least half of the lower trunk and roots of the tree is dead. Is this the case?
 

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