what style is this considered?

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This is a japanese boxwood I got today and I am not sure what I styled it as but I like it. Any comments are welcome.








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I like the more natural styles and I am a great fan of penjing. The problem here with your tree is that is looking a bit top-heavy and that will get worse as it grows. If it were mine I would prune off the second heavy branch and then let it grow for a while until it 'suggests' a style.

Great start though.

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It doesn't really have a style yet. You gave us the same picture 4 times, so there's no way to advise on further development. Both of those "trunks" are unsightly from this view. The left hand trunk is VERY top heavy. The right hand trunk is too straight. neither has much taper.

This plant should not be in a bonsai pot. It needs to grow into itself.
 

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I see you purchased what looks like bonsai soil. Good move.
 

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Actually I always use this. Lately I didn't have any so I've been using other things. This is good stuff though!
 

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Right now, your tree is leaning toward a slant style. (Sorry! :D What do you expect after only one cup of coffee?)

But JKL is right: unless you plan to keep the tree that small, it's too early to talk about style yet. That's because as the tree grows out, it may well surprise you! :)
 

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Alright guys I just did some more minor pruning of thicker branches and was wondering if this is better?
Front


Right side


Back


Left side


Let me know
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Much better. I'd go a step farther, though, and get rid of the second fat branch.
 

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That does look better ill do it tomorrow. Thanks for the help!
 

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i did a very basic vert of what i kind of want the direction of this tree to go....



its not the best but it gives me a direction and a visual guide......comments welcome

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Love the virt, that looks like a great plan, and interestingly enough it is the twin to a tree I used to climb in as a kid. I actually built a a fort in the middle section out of several pieces of crate wood and some tin, which lasted for about two weeks and blew down in a wind with me in it. The crook that I built it in took eight boards nailed into the tree to get up to from the lower branch and my cousin lost his front teeth when one of the boards popped out on his way up and he fell face first onto the lower branch.

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Lol...im glad to spark some great childhood memories! Thanks for the comments ed!
 

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