New fancy pot for old Lebanese Cedar

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I acquired this tree as a swap for a wisteria. It was 40 years old then. That was <> 10 years ago. JUST NOW beginning to bark up!
I have removed 3 very large old branches over the last few years and flattened the top. Looks a bit more like a cedar rather than a pine tree now.
Round tops for the true cedars (which is more or less what this had) goes against their natural habit.


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After a long and boring needle thin.....

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A new pot and a slight turn anticlockwise turn


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I love the patina looking lotus pot. Where did you pick that up? I almost hate to say the word “literati,” for fear of planting the seed. Maybe just two more branches off the bottom?
 

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Don't change a thing. What I really like about the plain brown pot crowd is how they spend time oiling a pot that has mineral stains that won't come out of a plain brown pot just before a show. I am unclear why they want a pot that looks like shit in the first place.
 

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I think it looks fantastic like that....very natural...
 

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Great tree as always Michael, keep ’em coming.

Is it fair to say the base is a bit of a weak point? One root on the left seems covered with resin, the one pointing toward the front seems to have been carved possibly? A close-up picture would be appreciated.
 

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I love the patina looking lotus pot. Where did you pick that up? I almost hate to say the word “literati,” for fear of planting the seed. Maybe just two more branches off the bottom?
I got the pot as a birthday gift years ago. Forgot I had it. It's a very heavy thick pot!. Branches off? who knows what the future holds!
 

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Is it fair to say the base is a bit of a weak point? One root on the left seems covered with resin, the one pointing toward the front seems to have been carved possibly? A close-up picture would be appreciated.
Probably fair but show me a cedar with a good nebari! Most of the old ones here - and there are a few left from the 1950s! - have a big bulb as a nebari and not much more. Unless you train these from seedlings you won't have a good root spread and even then it's difficult because the roots tend to grow like worms without much taper.
 

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