Cotoneaster design help

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I have done a bunch of root pruning and soil replacement on a Cotoneaster. I am hoping for some input. I have 1 or 2 ideas but hope someone gives me a new direction because neither 1 seems good to me. Thank you!
 

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Hello All 👋

I have done a bunch of root pruning and soil replacement on a Cotoneaster. I am hoping for some input. I have 1 or 2 ideas but hope someone gives me a new direction because neither 1 seems good to me. Thank you!
I would take off the middle right branches and start thinking literati.
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Interesting, but difficult.

It's hard to get a thick trunk on a cotoneaster, so that's what I would do : remove the main branch on the right and use the one on the left.

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Interesting, but difficult.

It's hard to get a thick trunk on a cotoneaster, so that's what I would do : remove the main branch on the right and use the one on the left.

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This was 1 of my options. I was thinking of airlayering most of it and then taking the stub and rooting it by changing the planting angle. That section of the base has no surface roots. It would change the change the angle to a better appeal and solve the root issue. I am sure it wouldn’t be super appealing since it is without much character, but could be more appealing.
 

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Interesting, but difficult.

It's hard to get a thick trunk on a cotoneaster, so that's what I would do : remove the main branch on the right and use the one on the left.

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I like this too. You have to take off one side or the other. It will never look right with both.
 

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Lol, could always graft new ones??? The cheapest I could find whips were $15 😂
 

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