Prunus "Mume" - Japanese Apricot

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Early February 2016 - repotting and removing large root. 2015 was difficult for this tree; warm winter with little rain. Very hot and long summer, pushed weak growth so work was deferred until now. photo 5.JPG photo 1.JPG photo 3.JPG
February 29th, 2016 - leafs opening.
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Picture taken October 4th 2016 - great response to repotting, lots of vigorous growth through spring of 2016; roots almost fill the container now. Branches are loaded with flower buds. Looks like I'll be able to layer the top this spring, around April 2017.
 

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Very nice. Can't wait for mine to pop buds. I am still some 8 week away I think.
Do we have a 'Show off your mumes' thread?
 

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Love the species, I'm interested to see what you do with this. I wouldn't know where to start myself
 

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Nice. @aframe , do you know the cultivar name? This is my favorite flower colour, my dream cultivar is 'Beni-Chidori', very similar to yours.
 

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Love the species, I'm interested to see what you do with this. I wouldn't know where to start myself
Only thing I've decided is to remove the top. The trunk doesn't have nice, natural movement down low. Using any of the lowest branches as a new leader will create a sharp angle, and I don't want straight trunk sections above and below a sharp bend.
 
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Quite lovely. Still waiting on mine... So this is nice to see!
 

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