I was at a local greenhouse and saw this fella sitting alone outside one of the buildings and asked about it and they gave it to me.
Now what? Let it grow out, trunk work, root work ? I’m not experienced and would love for suggestions.
Thank you in advance
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Yep! Pretty sure it was graftedNice Tree!
I like the trunk, got some “beef” established.... I cannot be certain, but it looks a LITTLE like a graft union present there. (Not sure, at ALL. But either way, can’t beat the price)
My next move (once I was certain of the tree’s health ((most paramount, as I’m discovering))) would be (Rather bold) to ensure the timing for pruning is correct (Also hugely Important) and take ‘er down... down to that first branching... then come spring, re-evaluate. (Someone else’s idea will DEFINITELY better, just wanted to throw my thoughts down)
I forgot to mention that when I was speaking with the fella at the greenhouse he told me to come back a few weeks prior Black Friday because they clear out things for Christmas trees and he said they will have quite a few things I could use for Bonsai !It’s all good..
The old saying “what do you want for nothin’?” comes to mind..
Annd you DEFINITELY “got” SOMETHING!!
(at least it wasn’t “drafted”... it’s soul seems too gentle)
This is why I say put it in the ground and let it be the tree it wants to be.
I planted this for a client about 25 years ago and the tree was damaged when his overzealous boys played football a bit too close. It came home because half the plant was broken off as shown by the picture of the trunk. I set the plant at the end of my gravel driveway and it took root there. It was never actually planted. It is about 6 to 7 feet tall and about 8 to 9 feet across.
It used to look a bit like yours but a tad larger.View attachment 313351View attachment 313352
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