Shimpaku whips

DaveV

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I recently purchased some small shimpaku for a forest planting. I finished with four small whips left over. I don't want to make another forest. Any styling suggestions with these small guys. Thanks!

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Kirk

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I would take advantage of their flexibility by wiring them, crunching them down and letting them grow. You can then work on some shari/jin to create some of the really interesting shimpaku with lots of wiggle and movement in a compact little tree.

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I know it's been a while, but were did you buy these whips?
 

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They were easy to find last yr on ebay. I currently don't see any.
 

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I know this is an old thread and the op probably did something with these long ago. However, maybe do something a little different with an old idea. The yamadori radical twisting and bending idea. Do that, but maybe use 2-3 whips, all twisted and wrapped around each other. Seems like the root balls are very small on these. You could probably get 3 of them in a small pot. Might have something very nice in about 5 years.

Rob
 
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