elm root over rock

Roberts

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I picked up this Zelkova Elm a couple years ago (first pic). I let the main limbs grow free for two seasons to thicken them up some. Would like to keep the tree sized on the small side as not to make it look like it overwhelms the rock. I cut back the limbs this spring but thinking maybe I should shorten them more so the secondary and then finer branching would be more in size that I looking for?
Comments and suggestions please. Thanks Robert
 

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DaveV

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Looks nice Roberts. Did you do the root-over -rock ?
 

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Hi Dave,

No, I didn't start it. Was told it was started from seed about 7 yrs. ago. What really drew me to it was the way the roots clung to the rock and goes in and out of the crevices.

Robert
 

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Robert,

This is an interesting composition.

Someone spent a bit of time on this one.

I have not had any luck growing elms over rock. In general, the growth habits of their roots do not lend themselves to the methods that I use.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
Paul
 

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