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Blackthorn number 1 9 months 1 week ago #32923

Hi lads.
The story of my first blackthorn in training is here.
According to my local bonsai fellows, blackthorns over here usually have roots far away from the trunks so it is quite difficult to collect and keep alive.
Everyone they had died on them.
But I wanted one anyway and hoped that with sweating technique I might be able to put some roots on one.
Pic after the collection - nearly no fine roots on it.



After nearly 2 months in a bag




Later in the season - one of the main branches died



after 1st pruning in late autumn



today before and after pruning - I go for clip and grow technique and want to have this in weeping form






to be continued this autumn ...

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Blackthorn number 1 7 months 2 weeks ago #34238

This one really makes me happy as it grows like weed :P

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Blackthorn number 1 7 months 2 weeks ago #34244

Looks so healthy! And the taper on the trunk is not bad also...
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Blackthorn number 1 2 months 4 weeks ago #36519

After 2 growing seasons

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Blackthorn number 1 2 months 4 weeks ago #36532

Hello there!

Nice find!

Don't you think you could have let it grow more, to get some thicker branches in the proper places then cut them back to get some taper in the branches as well?
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Blackthorn number 1 2 months 4 weeks ago #36533

That´s the plan :) But I also want some ramification closer to the trunk so I need the branches to split into 2 before they are 30cm far from the trunk :)
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