Exposed (fused) root Hawthorn-progression

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This thread’s purpose is to keep the track on the progression of this project.

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Speaking my language there! Exposed root are my favorite. I've a small Paul's Scarlett. But didn't choose exposed root with that one. Half my collection almost is exposed root almost.
Thank you! I like almost all styles but exposed roots do have something special about them. I guess they emanate a sensation of perseverance through harsh living conditions. Nonetheless, I chose the style because I wanted to try somenthing. I’ll try to get as much root mass as possible which will be a massive “trunk”. But I’m sure the end result will deviate a lot from the intended ahahah

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They don't thicken quickly in a pot so @Brian Van Fleet had mentioned. So understand those roots will be the key player here most likely.
That was precisely my idea. Make a fat trunk out of root mass. Thank you very much for your kindness.
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They don't thicken quickly in a pot so @Brian Van Fleet had mentioned. So understand those roots will be the key player here most likely.
If I may ask, you wouldn’t happen to know the species or cultivar? This was a 1 year seedling collected in my garden, during the beginning of COVID. Serendipity I guess ahahah wanted a hawthorn for quite some time and it just appeared in my garden. Someday, I’ll collect a wild one.
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That it was a seedling. Most likely a more common Hawthorn, once it blooms the flower will ID the tree... my guess. Something close to the one you found it near.
I know my Paul's Scarlet is a hard cultivar to propagate. Even by grafting...cuttings are difficult to strike. I heard this from a nursery owner. Thus why it took several years to finally purchase the cutting I finally did get.
 

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That it was a seedling. Most likely a more common Hawthorn, once it blooms the flower will ID the tree... my guess. Something close to the one you found it near.
I know my Paul's Scarlet is a hard cultivar to propagate. Even by grafting...cuttings are difficult to strike. I heard this from a nursery owner. Thus why it took several years to finally purchase the cutting I finally did get.
Thank you so much. I’ll wait for the flowers then.
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Some root development after the repot. I think the water tray helps. There are quite a few more poking through the bottom of the colander
 

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Looking good. You could set the pot on the ground, and allow roots to escape into the ground. This will give maximum rate of growth. Though the basket being used will allow so many roots out that digging it up a couple years later might be difficult.
 

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Looking good. You could set the pot on the ground, and allow roots to escape into the ground. This will give maximum rate of growth. Though the basket being used will allow so many roots out that digging it up a couple years later might be difficult.
Thank you sir! I’ll consider it. Perhaps on top of a large 15 gallon pot filled with 100% pumice for ease of digging. Or 75% + 25% bark/peat
 

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Looking good. You could set the pot on the ground, and allow roots to escape into the ground. This will give maximum rate of growth. Though the basket being used will allow so many roots out that digging it up a couple years later might be difficult.
I have a kotohime from a cutting that I put in one of those pond baskets and planted the whole thing in the ground. Definitely growing faster than if it were just in a pot only in the first year. I think in year 2 or 3, the effect of having it in-ground will be even more pronounced.
 

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I have a kotohime from a cutting that I put in one of those pond baskets and planted the whole thing in the ground. Definitely growing faster than if it were just in a pot only in the first year. I think in year 2 or 3, the effect of having it in-ground will be even more pronounced.
Thank you! I think so. Most trees take 2-3 years to get acclimated and then I usually see a growth spurt. Really thinking about setting up some big raised beds to speed things up on some trees. Good luck with that maple
 

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Thank you! I think so. Most trees take 2-3 years to get acclimated and then I usually see a growth spurt. Really thinking about setting up some big raised beds to speed things up on some trees. Good luck with that maple
I wish I had that kind of space!
 

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