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Thank you Dirk. I definitely want to maintain the same silhouette. I don't want a bigger nebari/trunk and the size of the canopy is just fine.
1. is not an option ;-)I'd do one of three things;
1. Trade it to a member who has some material you really want.
2.Trim it like Dirk suggested at the green markers and see what the tree gives you in 5 years.
3. Or leave it alone and enjoy a tree that most people would be quite happy with. I think if you leave it be, and try to encouraging back budding, the tree will fill out a bit more to please the eye, but at the detriment of flowering and fruit production.
Sweet little tree... I think you'll see a change in the lower trunk bark in the next few years as well.
I lost branches on mine too due to wireing and i went prety hard on the roots when repotted i agree they are tree's to take it slow withNot good news. The tree lost many branches this summer both for lack of water at times and a spider mite attack.
I will post a few pics ASAP.
I don't know what to do with this tree. It's really beautiful when it flowers but it doesn't seem so strong to me.
I didn't wire this year but lost many branches anyway. This species seems to decide without hesitation which branches need to stay and which not.I lost branches on mine too due to wireing and i went prety hard on the roots when repotted
Sorry if I forgot to include you in my previous reply @defra! Thanks for the tips. I'll give it one more try.Yes!
The base is deff worth saving it might even improve movement and taper if growth pushes out lower chop it back and try to slip pot in spring to a slightly bigger pot to give the roots some aditional space!
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