White Chojubai Clump

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I really like developing young deciduous material. White chojubai is not as common as red, and its a bit harder to ramify. However, it is a stronger plant than the red chojubai.

This tree was purchased with lots of problems, so a restart was required. I'm currently a full-time apprentice for Michael Hagedorn, but several years ago I was in a study with him in St. Louis. My dad and I worked with Michael on this tree, back in 2013.

We repotted it with him in the summer of 2013, and the first two pictures are from the June study group.

The third picture is from August of 2013 after the tree responded to the work we did.
 

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The last two pictures are from today, December 2016. I'm happy with how it's been coming along. It will get repotted this spring into a ceramic pot.

I'm happy with how its developing, needs another 15 years at least before it could go into a show.

Cheers!
 

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The last two pictures are from today, December 2016. I'm happy with how it's been coming along. It will get repotted this spring into a ceramic pot.

I'm happy with how its developing, needs another 15 years at least before it could go into a show.

Cheers!
Nice, good stuff like this makes me excited. You better keep us updated on it :D
 

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Great tree! I have a small white chojubai that I got Evergreen Gardenworks last year. It has put on a lot of growth and developed some ramifications already. Any tips on how to develop more trunks? Mine just has the single trunk so far.
 

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I really like developing young deciduous material. White chojubai is not as common as red, and its a bit harder to ramify. However, it is a stronger plant than the red chojubai.

This tree was purchased with lots of problems, so a restart was required. I'm currently a full-time apprentice for Michael Hagedorn, but several years ago I was in a study with him in St. Louis. My dad and I worked with Michael on this tree, back in 2013.

We repotted it with him in the summer of 2013, and the first two pictures are from the June study group.

The third picture is from August of 2013 after the tree responded to the work we did.
St. Louis? Looks like Edwardsville to me :)
 

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Any tips on how to develop more trunks? Mine just has the single trunk so far.
Get it into a larger pot if its in a bonsai pot. A box or anderson flat is good for developing chojubai clumps. Also, fertilize it all throughout the growing season.

When shoots start to grow out of the soil, only keep about 5-10% of them, in the areas you want. If you let them all grow they will weaken the older parts of the tree. Wire the ones you want. This tree gets wired and cut back once or twice a year.
 

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Get it into a larger pot if its in a bonsai pot. A box or anderson flat is good for developing chojubai clumps. Also, fertilize it all throughout the growing season.

When shoots start to grow out of the soil, only keep about 5-10% of them, in the areas you want. If you let them all grow they will weaken the older parts of the tree. Wire the ones you want. This tree gets wired and cut back once or twice a year.
Thanks. Do they like a deeper pot as well or just wider?
 

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That is going to be a great tree. I am curious about the training pot. Did you put plastic screen in the bottom or just the wood?
 

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That is going to be a great tree. I am curious about the training pot. Did you put plastic screen in the bottom or just the wood?
It's a combination of both. A friend in St. Louis built this box. Mine tend to be a bit simpler.
 
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