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.
DECEMBER 2nd year. I need to find a nice pot for this cotoneaster!
SEPTEMBER 2nd year. This is the first rough design after cutting away most of the stem.
JULY 2nd year. Do you see where I'am getting at?
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.
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.
WINTER Year one. This is the Cotoneaster "silver shadow" in the growing field. First idea was to shape it into a cascade style bonsai.
© 2004 Jacques Graulus