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Project Potentilla "sho-hin"

bonsai potentilla

SUMMER 3rd year.

Age : 8 years
Origine : Nursery stock
Height : 18cm
Pot : Oval chinese drum pot

So I found a new pot for my Tree. 
Below pictures show the progress
of this bonsai tree over time. 
bonsai potentilla

WINTER 3rd year.

Winter presents a good opportunity to get 
a clear view on the structure of the tree.
Up until now I am happy with the
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AUTUMN 2nd year.

The foliage shows good progress and I
started wiring and bending some 

The marked branch is disturbing 
the balance of this tree.
So I decided to take it away and 
make a little jin.
With Potentilla it's better to 
jin away bigger branches because  
this species does not make callus
to heal a wound. 
bonsai potentilla

SUMMER first year. 

It's growing well. That's always a 
good first step after re-potting!

bonsai potentilla

SPRING first year.

This project started with a nursery 
plant. I thought it had potential 
because of the relative thick trunk
and the presence of nebari.
This photo was taken after cutting
two third of the top, and after 

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