This mugo pine was collected in Italy in spring of 2002 and planted into the round training pot immediately. The deadwood and movement was most interesting right away. But the foliage did not look very promising in the beginning. It took six years before there was enough of it to finally style a decent crown. In July 2008 the whole styling took place at once. It was decide that the tree cold be taken out of the round training pot with a fully intact root ball. It was then placed into the wonderful crescent pot by William Vlaanderen which seems to have been made for exactly this mugo pine. This is not repotting! This is transplanting with fully intact root ball. One can do this any time of the year, even in the middle of summer.