Thursday, 28 July 2011

Buxus Virt

I decided to put this Buxus up on the Ausbonsai forums in the hope of getting some expert advice.

The friendly people there pointed out to me that my original plans wouldn't work as well as I was hoping due to a lack of taper. Instead they have suggested the removal of the larger right side of the fork and a change of planting angle, something like the image below:
I agree that this will give much more taper and some nice trunk movement, however, I am still unsure of where I should take it from here. The first shoot on the right appears to be a little low for a first branch and the ones on the left would be on the inside of a bend in the trunk. Perhaps I will have to cut it back hard and hope for some new shoots.