Compact Dwarf mugo JIN

RKMcGinnis

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Hello all!
I picked up this dwarf mugo several months ago after constantly seeing it at a nursery for a year. The style finally came to me so I started trimming. I uploaded a photo the red is live and the blue is dead for it’s future style. Not well drawn but gets the point across.My plan of attack is to root prune and repot into a pot half the size in early spring. I am thinking of wiring what will in the future be Jin to give it some movement and maybe grow the branches out for several years to thicken them while I style what will be living branches in the future.
I was just curious about what the some of you thought about this approach and the tree? It has a very bad reverse taper in the back. One reason why I am wanting to Jin it to give it more uniform flow. 2615F854-D539-438C-A87A-006B6175ABC2.png
 

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Pj86

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I would wait until repot to see how the nebari looks. From there your design will be dependent on the nebari.

The mugo you have appears to be a grafted mugo ‘mops’. I cannot see a graft line which means that the nebari is most likely a few inches down the surface of the pot. I would not be surprised that half of the pot is covering the remainder of the trunk.

here is a similar mugo I got last year.

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RKMcGinnis

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I would wait until repot to see how the nebari looks. From there your design will be dependent on the nebari.

The mugo you have appears to be a grafted mugo ‘mops’. I cannot see a graft line which means that the nebari is most likely a few inches down the surface of the pot. I would not be surprised that half of the pot is covering the remainder of the trunk.

here is a similar mugo I got last year.

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The graft on yours looks pretty good. Yeah you are right.
When I find the tag I’ll find out the exact cultivar. I forget these nebaris are really buried. I would repot now I just don’t want to cause to much stress. In the past when I repot and prune at once it seems to put the health back. Usually I do some pruning to reduce the load on the roots for the future repot. Just a theory I work with.
 

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