Got this from the clearance section of Lowe’s. I love going there because you can sometimes find some gems that are just in need of a little TLC…okay, sometimes a lot of TLC lol.
I was surprised at how nice the nebari ended up being. Thing was root bound like crazy though. Other than that all I’ve done is wire without much foliar reduction. Just wanted to get the development on the way. Gonna let it gain strength for now after I’ve hopefully set the solar panels up for success. It’s already put on a lot of growth in the short time that I’ve had it though.
This is my first go with rebar. Overall I think I did well and the goal was achieved without any visible damage to the tree. Apparently these plants are native to Australia, so finding info on YouTube has been interesting from an accent standpoint lol. I’m running some experiments on building ramification. You may notice some green landscape tape. These are pre-hardened tips that I’ve pinched. So far…no measurable effects lol. I think the way to go here is to do post-harden pruning to get some nice radial bud growth. We’ll see.
Anyway, sorry for rambling on more than I had anticipated lol. Here are before and after pics. Branches will be cut off at the red lines some time next year after it recovers from the repotting. I’m running a large branch pruning experiment on one of those larger ones. Probably can’t see the cut pasted cut site in the pic. I want to see how it compartmentalizes large prunes.