Thursday, July 9, 2009

wild cherry on its way

This is a wild European cherry, Pruns mahaleb. It was collected by my friend Wolfgang Kaeflein in 2008. I just let it grow for a year. The long shoots make sure that the roots grow well. Now I edited the whole thing and will leave it alone for another year. This may not look promising to many. But be assured, this will be a grand flowering tree in a few years. All that's really important is there: good nebari, powerful, well tapered trunk with sexy curve. What most would look for, the crown, is NOT important now. It will be built in the future.