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Help - I don't know what I'm doing! 1 month 3 weeks ago #70798

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Hi Everyone, I really need your advice, I have a Bonsai that is approximately 15yrs old (I can't believe it's survived so long!).I'm unsure how to proceed with its styling, I'm worried it's getting too tall, I want it to sort of dome over and canopy itself but this doesn't seem to be happening. Can someone please give me some suggestions on how to shape this tree correctly?I sometimes feel I've let it go too far - what can I do. Can someone help me please, also I'm a total novice so talk S_L_O_W_L_Y?Sorry I can't get the photo in the correct aspect.Cheers,Josh

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Help - I don't know what I'm doing! 1 month 3 weeks ago #71471

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Bonsais eventually need to be repotted when they outgrow their current containers. Are the roots grow until the shape of the pot? Can you see much dirt?

To create a dome shape you need to prune it into that. It would take time, possibly years.

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Help - I don't know what I'm doing! 1 month 3 weeks ago #71472

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Wes V. wrote: Bonsais eventually need to be repotted when they outgrow their current containers. Are the roots grow until the shape of the pot? Can you see much dirt?

To create a dome shape you need to prune it into that. It would take time, possibly years.


Oops I meant to say “Are the roots grown into the shape of the pot?” Autocorrect…

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Help - I don't know what I'm doing! 1 month 1 week ago #71753

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Hello!
Nice tree...
Regarding to it getting too tall, I would consider prune it back down letting the two first branches.
To pump it's canopy, I would put it on a big training pot, so it can thrive nicely.
It's possible, but not ideal to train or shape a tree on it's definitive small pot, the point on that is to hold the tree growth, and slow growth is not what you want when you are training/designing a tree...

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Help - I don't know what I'm doing! 1 month 1 week ago #71795

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I'd repot it then start pruning it there.

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