I just received my first Japanese Winterberry a few days ago. What soil mixture should I use? It is my understanding that the Winterberry likes a lot of water. The grower suggested 40% composted bark mulch, 50% pumice and 10% composted steer manure. I am using to using Boon’s mix.
Any suggest for styling? Which branches should I remove, which to use as sacrificial and which branches to wire and work on ramification?
As you can see this tree has a long way to go. Would you recommend a grow box or bonsai pot? It needs repotting big time.
Any other tips you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Any idea what the male holy would be to get berries? I can’t find a male Winterberry.
I know it has a long way to go but I really like the tree.