I just recently bought this little cork bark JBP. It’s grafted and I think about 3-4 years old.
Couple questions for everyone:
What are the differences, if any, in terms of the development process for a cork bark JBP, versus a regular JBP? It seems to me that with the bark corking up over time, wiring branches early would be a priority. How late is too late when it comes to wiring? Aside from that, is there anything else to consider? Does the cork bark affect the ability to back bud?
I was thinking in 5-10 years this could start to make a nice little shohin. If that is my goal, should I leave it in the same container or repot in spring (or maybe slip pot now) into something else? If repot, what size/type of container would be best? On other JBP I like to use colanders or terra cotta bulb pots.
As far as winter hardiness is concerned, I was told by the seller that these are a little more sensitive to cold. Has everyone else found this to be the case or heard the same thing?
Thanks so much for your help