pyracantha"red elf

Giga

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Bought this guy in fall 2014 for 2$ at lowes. It was infested with whitflies but I knew I could take care of it. So come spring it was cut back , repotted, then treated. It been lightly wired and allowed to grow free mostly. This is where it's at this fall.

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This is why it caught my eye-It has a good nebari. Please don't pay attention to the weeds-Got busy with work and didn't keep up.
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I allowed a couple branch runners to strengthen and build some taper when it's cut back again spring 2016
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Back sides
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For 2$ it should be something nice in a few years. I'll be more aggressive with wire to give it some shape, I just wanted it to recover this year since it was infected and cut back hard in the spring
 
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sorce

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At the price of 4 gumballs!

This is a dope ass piece!

Real nice!

Sorce
 

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Thanks!

At the price of 4 gumballs!

This is a dope ass piece!

Real nice!

Sorce
Give it a few years it'll be sweater then it's sugar free form right now.

I can airlayer 3 of these at my parents place, almost same thickness (next season ofc.) I like them very much.
Sweet, yeah it's pretty nice. If I spy anymore like this I'll snatch them up.
 

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Pyracantha root as easy as any tree I take cuttings from... right up there with pomegranate.
I bet it would be fine... only one way to find out!
 
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This ones looking good , nice work man! I would probably remove the Jin though , nice berries , my contoneasters almost never have berries by the time winter rolls around , squirells get em
 

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This ones looking good , nice work man! I would probably remove the Jin though , nice berries , my contoneasters almost never have berries by the time winter rolls around , squirells get em
Yeah I have only one resident squirrel and he learned not to touch the trees, chilly pepper spray.


Also was playing with my camera on my phone before work. I felt artistic
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