I keep mentioning that they are all much bigger than anticipated. Good lateral thinking with the extended tray.Had to get a little creative and combine two anderson flats, as it was bigger than I expected
I keep mentioning that they are all much bigger than anticipated. Good lateral thinking with the extended tray.
Personally I would have reduced those roots a lot more than that to save on space. If you can cut the top down to stumps you can also cut the roots the same I have found.
'Root wrenching' like that can be a good technique but most people cut way too far out from the trunk to be useful.In the fall I took the reciprocating saw and cut in a circle around it when in the ground. Made it easier to remove yesterday and looks like it produced a decent amount of feeders closer in.
Thanks, I didn't see much on them when doing a quick search. It was on the side of the house hidden away so I've never really observed its growth habit. I can always throw it back in the landscape somewhere!Philadelphus very easy to transplant so should not even look back after that modest root prune.
The problems with this as bonsai will be:
Suckers - lots of new shoots grow from the base.
Soft wood prone to dieback and rotting.
Flowers on last year's shoots so mostly we cut those off when trimming so less chance of good flowering.
Fingers crossed that you can prove everyone wrong and make the world's first great Philadelphus bonsai
I just pot up two of these as well. Did you try to remove the media they came with as they seem to soak up too much water?
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