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Loropetalum - Hamamelis progression starts here 1 year 2 months ago #62692

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I was going to mention slanting it, maybe even cascading.

Lots of possibilities.


Yes, better this way, lots of possibilities.
I want to call your attention that the current front is already slanted.
As for cascades, really I think this tree gives me more challenging opportunities. I am a little biased about cascading every single tree with a long branch. As the Junipers prostata, procumbens or horizontalis, *everybody* makes cascades out of those!
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Loropetalum - Hamamelis progression starts here 1 year 2 months ago #62694

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Agree completely. I really meant slant more.

There is an artistic issue. Technique X seems wonderfully appropriate. Everyone else is doing X. Should I do X or something else?

As people around here say, it's your tree. Show us pictures.
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Loropetalum - Hamamelis progression starts here 1 year 2 months ago #62720

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No other suggestions?
C'mon people, don't be shy!

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Loropetalum - Hamamelis progression starts here 1 year 2 months ago #62732

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sorry man, I have ni idea how this species responds and what is realistic. I personally do not like that first branch, but I am not sure whether replacing it is even an option.
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Loropetalum - Hamamelis progression starts here 1 year 1 month ago #63615

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I've always loved this species as a landscape plant and I plan to start training one (probably more) this coming spring. Thanks for taking into bonsai training!
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Loropetalum - Hamamelis progression starts here 1 year 1 month ago #63621

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The Chinese Frige as today:


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Loropetalum - Hamamelis progression starts here 1 year 1 month ago #63623

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The Chinese Fringe as today:


@Ivan Mann, as you can see I went for the slanted design, thank you!

I didn't prune it hard, managed to hide the "Y" branching, and created sort of a Pierneef style.
Now when it blooms again, the flowers will have a nice contrast with the new off-white pot from Sergio Onodera, or so I hope!
Thanks for all of you that commented and suggested nice possibilities, you people rock!
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Loropetalum - Hamamelis progression starts here 1 year 1 month ago #63650

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Good stuff!
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Loropetalum - Hamamelis progression starts here 3 months 1 day ago #72442

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Today, September 5th 2021:

New front.


Back.


Flower.

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Loropetalum - Hamamelis progression starts here 3 months 1 day ago #72491

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Very nice.

I have tried loripetalum a couple of times and killed them every time. Are they particularly hard to put in a pot? They grow everywhere here so the climate must be OK.

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