After about a month of reading forums and watching Ryan’s videos, I decided to purchase a Japanese Yew (Taxus Cuspidata) from a local nursery. I also ordered some soil mix (1:1:1 / akadama, lava, pumice) and a training pot (14.25" x 11.25" x 4.5"). Once I got the yew home, the bottom of the pulp container fell off, but the sides are holding strong. Additionally, it’s clear that this is a clay-heavy soil and water percolation is not good. So I’m glad that I planned ahead and have the materials ready for a repot. I’m wondering if the pot is too small. What do you all think? I can order another pot size up (16.5" x 13" x 5.5") if needed. I’m trying to play things safe and slow. I have no desire to rush. At the same time, I feel that I have some first-time jitters. I tried to get the best pictures of tree-to-pot comparisons, but there is only so much that I can do with a picture.
Also, I took a picture of my potential front. I’m not too worried about getting everything perfect as I won’t be styling this tree for some time. But as you look at the picture, you can see the roots on the right side of the trunk. I feel these few smaller roots are subpar. However, if I were to remove them, I would generate a straight edge on the right side of the trunk. How do you all feel about the matter?
Lastly, any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for you all’s the time!
Showing the pot’s depth in comparison to the pulp container.
Showing the pot’s width in comparison to the base of the yew.
The potential front
Showing the tree’s foliage mass.