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Pyracantha (firethorn bush) air layering - Any tips? 2 months 1 day ago #45635

crent89 wrote: do you have any pics? new pot or same pot?


New pot by Onodera.
I need this trunk to thicken.
As seen on the shohin course here at Bonsai Empire, added organic soil on top to hold the loose draining inorganic mix. Eventually it will penetrate the mix on every watering, but by then the soil will be stable.
Will wire as soon as the plant recovers from repotting.

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Pyracantha (firethorn bush) air layering - Any tips? 2 months 1 day ago #45636

BUT....
I made a mistake by changing the front of the tree, turning it clockwise. The issue to avoid was the low left branch going almost straight to the front. But by turning, I lost the nice upper movement of the trunk, and the way it is now it seems to split forming an ugly "V" with the high right branch.
Picture below shows "old" front, which now I see is much nicer (yes, I will eventually chop off the poking low branch).
It's done, so now we wait and grow another full season and repot it to a new front next year.:unsure:

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Pyracantha (firethorn bush) air layering - Any tips? 2 months 1 day ago #45637

i can definitely see how you lost that trunk movement with this new front placement. im glad you didnt decide to chop it. BTW the pot looks good. what color berries on your Pyracantha?
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Pyracantha (firethorn bush) air layering - Any tips? 2 months 1 day ago #45639

crent89 wrote: BTW the pot looks good. what color berries on your Pyracantha?


Aha, excellent question!
The berries are the same color as the pot!

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Clicio wrote: The berries are the same color as the pot!


AH! should look wonderful! please keep us updated.
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Pyracantha (firethorn bush) air layering - Any tips? 2 months 1 day ago #45643

Aah, another sergio pot. Nice.

Have you thought abuot regrowing the straight bottom branch? Trimming it back a bit and growing a new one with a bit more movement?
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