I have a relatively old Jade bonsai that I have let grow sort of freely with minimal pruning (only branches going in or across etc. I am about at the height I want and at a crossroads for what to do to get to my final shape.
It is looking like a triple/quadruple trunk at the split so I’m afraid I need to cut back 2/3 of the secondary branches to get a core main one to stand out. Some suggestions say wire them down but by bit but I just don’t think it will help develop how I want nor does it look right. Looking for a Jim smith style. Pictures of mine attached along with what I want to go for.
Looking for suggestions please.
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This Portulacaria afra is a nice specimen. To place branches, probably best bet is to use guy-wires instead of wiring the branches. Besides that, let it grow in full sun, with plenty of fertilizer and water in the hot period of the year.