This is a Conocarpus Erectus that I got at the annual BSF convention about 2 years ago. When I purchased it it was slightly taller and laying on it's side. I have since put it upright (that's the only way the nebari made sense to me) and shortened it. It needs to be carved where it was shortened. The branches you see now I have grown out and shaped in the past two years. Last week I defoliated it and cut the thickest branch back hard in order to get branches where I need them to continue the trunk line downwards. Please, all comments and suggestions welcome!