I have a shohin sized Limber pine that I collected last year, the problem is that there are not any fine roots near the trunk base. Needless to say it will never fit in a shohin sized pot as is. I know that grafting is the solution, but I’d like to know what approach you guys would suggest.
These are the possibilities I’ve thought of:
Find p. Flexilis seedlings to graft at the base. This seems to me like it may be the best solution.
Use another type of pine with similar bark. My concerns with this are that I don’t want to change the hardiness of the tree, and I don’t want to change the overall behavior of the tree. For example, I think JBP roots would cause the tree to grow faster, and they are not hardy in WY, not to mention that the bark would be vastly different.
Use the trees own roots to graft closer to the trunk. – Is this even possible? I haven’t seen it done, but it seems like it could work…?
Something else I’m not thinking of…?
What would you guys do?