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Project Cotoneaster (from Kengai to Moyo-gi)

bonsai cotoneaster
Below pictures show the progress
of this bonsai tree over time.

EARLY SPRING 3rd year.

Age : 6 years
Origine : My growing field.
Height : 18cm
Pot : Drum pot chinese

Re-potted in his new pot.
See the difference with below
picture....it's not so long ago.

bonsai cotoneaster

DECEMBER 2nd year.

I need to find a nice pot for 
this cotoneaster!

bonsai cotoneaster

SEPTEMBER 2nd year.

This is the first rough design 
after cutting away most of the stem.

bonsai cotoneaster

JULY 2nd year.

Do you see where I'am getting at?
bonsai cotoneaster

JULY 2nd year.

Somehow  I did not like the design .
The trunk lacks taper.
When the shoots came out at the top, 
see mark on the photo, I started to 
get another idea. 
See also detail on the next photo.
bonsai cotoneaster

MAY second year. 

So I started in spring.
Potted it up and wired it down.
The Cotoneaster is doing good 
in his training pot. Prove, it's 
already blooming.
bonsai cotoneaster
WINTER Year one.

This is the 
Cotoneaster "silver shadow" 
in the growing field.
First idea was to shape it
into a cascade style bonsai.

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