Got from clearance section!!

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#1
Hello
I'm rather new to bonsai and have a general question. I got this tree from the clearance section and it had dropped most of its leaves. I have had it for about two weeks and it seems to be growing back rather quick. My question is with fall coming up should I just let it go it's natural course or should I reduce watering?
 

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If it is "bouncing back" why do anything other than what you are doing?

But, FYI, it looks to be easy leaved, so it should easily handle being repotted now. But this is just generally a poor idea with any plant that has been ailing (for whatever reason) and is "bouncing back". If it weren't we might think it due to the soil, in which case it is certain to die if we don't, so let's take the chance by repotting.
 
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My suggestion, for what it's worth, is that it can probably handle repotting, as long as you're not doing any serious pruning of the root mass or of the foliage. If it's in crappy soil [as in potting soil or the like], the risk of damage or death from poor drainage far exceeds that of simply slip-potting, or re-potting with some gentle, judicious removal of the soil from the roots. That's been my limited experience anyhow.

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#7
Thanks for the responses I will certainly look into repotting it. I'm actually not sure what kind it is unfortunately! If anyone has an idea much appreciated!!
 
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I will venture a guess and say Japanese Holly Ilex crenata. Evergreen shrub, female plants require presence of male pollinator to produce fruit.
 
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So being in Charlotte NC will definitely need to be coming inside in the fall? I'm assuming that this tree will keep it leaves year round? Also what temperature outside is considered harmful for this tree?
 
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