Cotoneaster progression

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Good afternoon everyone... today I show you this tree that I bought in 2016 in a garden center near my home. In the first photo you can see the tree after the purchase.
In the second photo the tree last autumn. In spring when the buds start growing I will change the pot :):)
 

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Cotoneaster horizontalis make good bonsai. Regular trimming gives good ramification. Growth can be slow but worth it in the end.
 

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Cotoneaster horizontalis make good bonsai. Regular trimming gives good ramification. Growth can be slow but worth it in the end.
Yes... this is the first branch of this tree.. I've never used wire to form the structure of the ramification
 

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That’s beautiful! 😻 Can you share any photos after first styling or in between now and 2016?
Thanks for sharing Steve.
Yes no problem :) :)
In the photos you can see the tree in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
 

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I really appreciate that! So in 2016 you chopped it all back to a little stub? So 2017 pic shows the first seasons growth? Can you prune the roots back pretty hard?
Exactly... when I repotted the tree (spring 2018) I cut all the big roots... and I reduced by half the root system
 

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