Some Hollies

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In the spirit of offering up more trees for critique here are a couple of hollies (Yaupon, I think).

The first one was bought at a box store nursery and planted four years in the ground. It is about five inches tall (12 cm).
 

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2nd Holly

This second holly is from a nursery can, in training for three years. First photo is the trunk several years ago.
 

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Holly #3

This holly is from the same nursery. Three years in training so far. First photo is three years ago. The second photo is last year. Final photo is from today. I don't know if it will ever recover from the obvious scars.
 

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Fourth Holly

This final holly is also from the the same nursery. None of these are female trees... so no berries.
 

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I really like #2 I think #4 is actually two plants. All 4 of them have potential as bonsai. I think I'd put the two in bonsai pots into slightly larger pots for a couple of years.
 

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I really like #2 I think #4 is actually two plants. All 4 of them have potential as bonsai. I think I'd put the two in bonsai pots into slightly larger pots for a couple of years.

Thanks for your input, JKL. The two trees (I think its one nebari at this point) are in about a three gallon pot, I just cropped out the bottom portion in the photo. I think it has about two years before its ready for a proper pot.
 

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