Nuttier than your average Nut
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- Charlotte area, North Carolina
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Gonna start a new thread here showing the progress of this ficus. I picked it up cheap at a garden center because it seemed to have a good form for a tropical-style informal multi-trunk design. Wish I had snapped a "before" picture, but it looked like a bush with vertical trunks and foilage that topped out at about 5'. After reducing the height dramatically, I am bending the trunks to set up the general lines of the tree. Once I get the trunks bent, I will wait for appropriate back buds and then reduce the trunks more (leaving the trunks longer allows them to be bent easier). I am using sections of PVC pipe to spread the trunks where I really had to pry them apart. Can't quite see it at this angle, but most of the trunks are fused at the soil level. A couple more years (especially after moving to a grow-out box) and this tree's appearance should change dramatically...