I recently received this Yaupon Holly from a neighbor that bought too many for his landscaping project (he saw my trees in my back yard and rightfully thought I would be interested!). I am new to bonsai and this is the first Yaupon Holly for me. A couple questions I have about it:
It is very twiggy and very tall for it’s trunk size. Given the time of year, how far, if at all can I prune it back? I am in zone 9a, Houston, TX and we are still in the mid to high 80’s daily here.
Is there anything I can do with these large roots in the back side of the tree? Or should I just leave them alone and I’m sort of stuck with them?