Provenance: From cutting. Extra plant from the 2016 Arnold Arboretum plant give-away. Around 3′ high, reduced to ~2′ with single leader.
Date Acquired: 9/2016
Approx. Age at Acquisition: <2 years
-9/2016, Left in pot and reduced to ~2′ and single trunk. Repotting next spring; leave to grow out, wire and cut back for shonin or mame.
-10/2016, Fertilized with low-nitrogen fertilizer to prep for dormancy.
-11/15/16, Trunk reduced and wired for movement, brought inside to back hall for winter storage.
-2/28/17, Tree uprooted and roots cleaned. Many new roots, growing strongly. Roots pruned back hard and tree planted in small bonsai pot.
-4/18/17, New buds expanding on trunk. Tree fertilized with slow-release pellets.
To do: New leader and limbs must be grown out and tree must be repotted into training pot.