bonsai odds & ends – privet and bald cypress

Sneak Peek

This is just a quick redux on the ‘Pasture Privet’ I posted about the other day, plus a couple of others that got potted; plus it was time to check in on the big Bald cypress I defoliated, styled and potted recently.

Bonsai Odds & Ends – Privet and Bald Cypress

I knew by the amount of growth on this tree that it was strong enough to go into a bonsai pot. When I took it out of its nursery container and saw all the nice white feeder roots, my hunch was right. It took just a few minutes to get it settled into this very fine Byron Myrick round (love the squiddy).


Here’s another of the gang that I styled and potted. Same thing with the amount of roots. It got a lovely Chuck Iker round.

I love these “kissing cousin” twin-trunk specimens that are partially fused. You can make nice designs with them.

The base on this little tree is just amazing, by the way, one of the best I’ve seen.

This is a nice upright specimen with great trunk character. Also a fine Chuck Iker pot.

These last two privets will fill out quickly over the next month or two, and I’ll post them for sale when the time comes.

Last but not least, here’s the big BC I recently defoliated, potted and styled. It has reliably pushed lots of fresh new growth, and this should give me a great shot at some fall color when the time comes. In the meantime, the development of this very fine specimen continues. I expect to offer it for sale in 2021. It’s going to make a great addition to someone’s collection.

It’s fun to check back on these trees once they’ve reached a certain stage of development. Here’s a photo of this guy before it had any buds on it, back in March of 2018. Love that flute in the trunk that goes all the way up.

I imagine I’ll put together and post a progression later this year.