Burning bush - informal broom

szelelaci

Yamadori
Messages
52
Reaction score
60
Location
Budapest, Hungary
I picked up this burning bush (euonymus alatus compactus) in a local hardware store almost for free. The trunk has nice taper, and as far as I could dug down there is a good start for a cool nebari too. I came up with a virt about what I think it could become in about 7-10 years. It requires to chop it back low and take out the middle trunk which concerns me a bit.
What do you guys think about it?
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20201026_212315.jpg
    IMG_20201026_212315.jpg
    199.4 KB · Views: 204
  • IMG_20201026_212151.jpg
    IMG_20201026_212151.jpg
    189 KB · Views: 166
  • IMG_20201026_212219.jpg
    IMG_20201026_212219.jpg
    212.8 KB · Views: 168
  • burningBush2.png
    burningBush2.png
    194.9 KB · Views: 177
Last edited:

szelelaci

Yamadori
Messages
52
Reaction score
60
Location
Budapest, Hungary
I'm glad to see you removed that center trunk. :) I think you are starting in the right direction - just make sure to wire your growth when young so you don't end up with other straight awkward sections.
Haven't removed yet, I'll do so in spring. Thank you for the advice, I'll follow it! :)
 

HorseloverFat

Imperial Masterpiece
Messages
6,507
Reaction score
8,899
Location
Northeast Wisconsin
USDA Zone
5a
Another tip: may emit, loud, booming voice!

🤣

Seriously though, nice tree/plan!

I like these trees a TON. Such distinctive bark and color.
 

szelelaci

Yamadori
Messages
52
Reaction score
60
Location
Budapest, Hungary
Another tip: may emit, loud, booming voice!

🤣

Seriously though, nice tree/plan!

I like these trees a TON. Such distinctive bark and color.
I agree. I have two other BB starting material and all three of them had beautiful fall colors
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20201023_123116.jpg
    IMG_20201023_123116.jpg
    310.1 KB · Views: 108
  • IMG_20201017_135210.jpg
    IMG_20201017_135210.jpg
    371.1 KB · Views: 113

Gaitano

Mame
Messages
166
Reaction score
138
Location
St. Louis Missouri
USDA Zone
6A
I’m glad you jumped in the pool. I love these. I have one in the landscape and found a section already set up for broom style. It’s marked for air layer next spring.
 

szelelaci

Yamadori
Messages
52
Reaction score
60
Location
Budapest, Hungary
Also. I repot every year. They consistently fill the pot with fine roots every year.
Yesterday it had the first repotting/bare rooting. You are right, the pot was filled with fine roots. I cut off the bottom 2/3 with a saw, bit still it took more than 3 hours to untangle the roots and wash out the dirt. It was a nightmare but as I got along it turned out the nebari is even better than I expected so I felt rewarded for my efforts. The whole thing looks like a slingshot at the moment, but I have the vision :)
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20210314_010524.jpg
    IMG_20210314_010524.jpg
    139.1 KB · Views: 65
  • IMG_20210314_010440.jpg
    IMG_20210314_010440.jpg
    122.4 KB · Views: 48

szelelaci

Yamadori
Messages
52
Reaction score
60
Location
Budapest, Hungary

Similar threads

Top Bottom