Landscape Barberry Clump Style Progression

BonsaiRic

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While doing a landscape job in the summer of 2007, the homeowner told me I could have this dwarf green Barberry that she wanted removed. I wasn't sure how it would transplant since it was early summer.

I actually split the plant into two clumps. I put them into coarse media and both pieces seemed to do well.

The bark is amazingly plated (doesn't show in pics, sorry) almost like a JBP. The larger clump has a main trunk at 2" diameter. It ended up being trained into a double trunk/clump style. It still needs ramification and refinement. I transplanted it into a round pot this spring (2010). The first two pictures are from 2007. The third picture is 2008 and the last is March 2010.

(I will feature the other half of the Barberry Landscape clump in this thread.)
 

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I really like where you are headed and the material is great.... I think it might benefit in the strength department however if it were lowered a little more bring the crowns closer to the base ....

crowns.... yes that is not a typo :p
 

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I really like where you are headed and the material is great.... I think it might benefit in the strength department however if it were lowered a little more bring the crowns closer to the base ....

crowns.... yes that is not a typo :p
Good idea. I wired most of the finer branches to get more movement. I'll clip the ends this next spring.
 

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Tree on display at the 33rd Ohio Regional Bonsai Show at Dawes Arboretum, June 8th-9th.
 

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