I just picked up 3 Cryptomerias for a great deal. I have a question about starting there training.
These guys are not from a bonsai nursery so they have been in a 3 gallon liners for god knows how long. The info I could find says to litely repot and thin foliage in mid spring. I’ve wrestled the sand and potting mix from the top 2 inches of the surface and cleanly trimmed the roots back to thickest portion of the truck. Then sawed an inch or so off the bottom, there was no chance of combing the roots out. Would it be a bad time to thin the foliage, since I went pretty hard on the root reduction?
This one isn’t such a big deal since I’ll layer off one or both the leaders later this year.
Zone 7 SC I’ll try to attach some after photos tomorrow.
I’ll post after pics tomorrow