Above pictures: As you can see in the left picture, the tree has filed his former pot with long roots, so it was saved to repot it now and do some drastic root pruning. In the right picture, you can make out the part off the tap root that I left on for safety when I collected it. These backup roots feed the tree, so it can recover from collecting and grow new feeder roots.
Above pictures: As you can see in the left picture, the tree has made plenty of new roots above this backup root. So it is safe to remove it with a saw! In the right picture, you can see that the tree fits nicely in its new temporary plastic pot. It is firmly secured and now it will be filled with a mixture of Akadama, Kiryu and Bims. These coastal Dutch’s Hawthorns, originally grow in almost pure sand, so I like there mixture to drain extra well!
Above picture: The tree in its temporary plastic pot. I am very pleased with the roots and I think it is possible to plant the tree in a more fitting pot, it’s next repotting! The tree needs a lot more branch growth and structure and overall work. But I do think, looking at the basic as it is now, the tree looks promising to create a nice bonsai from! Time will tell! 🙂
6 thoughts on “SOME MORE “HAWTHORN” WORK!”
Hi Hans strong roots
they are such a joy to work with!
Hans van Meer.
It’s been a long time since I saw any life signs from you, nice to hear you have a good possibility to do something about your back!
Good work as always and I hope to see you soon somewhere!
Hey nice… but why did you put it in a plastic pot for now?
Keep updating please, love the blog
How long will you leave it in this “training” pot?
Thanks Emil, yes I am still alive and kicking! 🙂
Hi Justin, I dissident to repot this tree, that same afternoon and because I did not really know what to aspect underground anymore and this one was just the right size! Now that I know what to aspect next time I repot, I can go look for a super pot!
at least 2 growing seasons, it depends on how much growth I can get during that time! But maybe I will leave it 3 or 4 years?
Hans van Meer.