It is thought to be a Flowering Cherry but also rumored to be a Plumb …Any thoughts on weaknesses or hints on care would be appreciated ,I have had a Ume for 10 years
Flowering cherry and plum varieties can make great bonsai. If you find the botanical name we might have further suggestions.
Thank you,We will try ,probably have to wait & see its "colors "
It seems to be a Plum Cherry ,Prunus Cerasifera " Pissardi"
It seems to be a Plum Cherry ,Prunus Cerasifera " Pissardi" ??? any help is appreciated
Am familiar with P. cerasifera but not necessarily ‘Pissardi’. The species is a strong grower and is commonly planted in the landscape across the Bay Area.
They’ll be happy in the sun though depending on the size of the pot they may need a break from the hottest days.
Style-wise you have a lot of options - I’d like take a cue from whatever starting point the tree gives you.
Thank you 4 the info I can manipulate the sun intensity pretty easily ,shape is quite good considering it is a urban yamadori ,but the MANY old dead stems that comprised it as a BUSH are in desperate need of re-shaping ,It has a lot of very old very offensive straight across cuts that "SCREAM " unfinished or never started basic level work ,kind of crowded work spaces but we will see ,I’m a reasonably good carver I started out my "tool " user life carving with a pocket knife as a preteen ,thanks again Tim S