newly collected boxwood

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hello all,

i recently acquired a small boxwood shrub from my neighbor as a gift, as he was replacing his shrubs with azaleas.

received it bare rooted, potted into a pond basket with some home made soil (one part lava, pumice, de, and pine bark mulch respectively)

the tree had a nice thick trunk under its first root mass with a nice root flare from some long gone nebari, sadly i did not get any pictures of it, but i performed a mini airlayer procedure on it and buried it.

its a bit late in the season for a repot so im going to leave the tree alone this season to let it bounce back.

looking to cut it back pretty far in the future, i'd appreciate any ideas or suggestions you may have.

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it is rather tall, planning to reduce it heavily next season when the tree is full of vigor
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it has quite a few trunks, even without the trunk below it might make a nice double
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the growth is quite dense on one side, as it was grown against the side of the house..

looking forward to hearing your ideas, and beginning my journey with this art.

i should mention, i am rather new to it.

thanks for reading,

-NG
 

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You need to get to here in one, felled swoop...bk 1.JPG
If it is growing well next spring, I'd do in mid June. Seal with Elmer's. That should give it enough growing season left to push a second flush and buds for the following years. Others may differ.
 

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You need to get to here in one, felled swoop...View attachment 374954
If it is growing well next spring, I'd do in mid June. Seal with Elmer's. That should give it enough growing season left to push a second flush and buds for the following years. Others may differ.
woah, that's a lot shorter than i had considered, but can definitely see how that would be the right move. makes the most of the thickness of the trunks and actually allows me to utilize all three!

nice photo editing, the visualization really helps

it would make a wonderful dense tree, given whats in the photo. my only concern is that it would waste the trunk i have buried below, i realize now that it would have been better to include some form of drawing since i forgot to take pictures.
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this is more or less what it looks like beneath the soil, its got a thick trunk with small pads of dense roots emerging from it (represented by the lousy green scribbles). i attempted an airlayer at the base to see if i could get new nebari to form down there, i'll get to see if it worked next spring.

im unsure if it will ever be feasible to use but, but ill most certainly keep your design in mind come next spring!

thanks :)
 
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I'd keep the wood to make pottery tools!

This may prove to be a "learn and burn"!

Welcome to Crazy!

Sorce
 

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