I have posted about this tree previously, and received a lot of constructive criticism from the members here. From what I was told, it's over 30 years old and most likely San Jose grafted with Kishu. This is definately something worth keeping and continuing to develop.
After the change in pot and styling, it has taken a dip in health. We have been having an unseasonably wet Spring/Summer so it has not been growing as well as I had wanted. This season, and most likely next season will be dedicated to growth before any more work will be done.
The left lowest branch needs to be removed eventually since it's too thick and has too much energy directed towards it. This will be kept for now for health reasons. I am hoping for a bud at the base of the branch to replace it with something finer. If not, it may be due for a graft. I need to get the right side of the tree and the apex to grow more and fill in. This continues to be the weak side, even though the styling/movement calls for it to be stronger. I would also like to connect the top and bottom Shari to visually continue the line.
This pot made my Suthin's wife is the best pair I currently have, but not a final pot. Even though I fought the wisdom of other members at first, an oval is the best match. I will continue to hunt for the perfect pot.
Thanks to all for the constructive criticism! I would not have grown as much as I have without it!
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