Tree was overgrown during May. I cut all long shoots on top of the crown and then defoliated almost completely top section of the crown. To get more thickness into bottom branches I will leave them grow until late summer or longer. Defoliation will promote backbudding on branches which will get a lot of light during next few weeks. Fact is if you are developing deciduous bonsai, most of the time in early stages development, which could easily be 10 or so years, it looks strange at best. In case you will keep them too tide for sake of instant visual effect, you may never make it good bonsai.
|End of April 2016|
|End of May 2016|