As Carmona is a recurrent topic here, I decided to bring this info.
The other day I saw this video of one of the Brazilian Bonsaists, Diogo Snyger.
And I was really surprised for a few things:
First: Carmona is not commom nor popular here, so he doesn't even knew much about it...
Second: He raised the plant from small sapling for almost two years...
Third: The tree thrived nicely, and it's so happy and healthy that it is full of little fruits and some flowers.
That makes me wonder why that species is mass producted for temperate climate countrys, and barely known on a place that it would actually thrive? He didn't even gave it a special treatment, he grew it as any other plant he has...
That's it, just wanted to share that fact that impressed me:
Here's the vid link, you can activate transcription translation for english, it's not perfect, but understandable... xD
P.S.: He called it Cotoneaster tru the video, but he corrected himself after.