Zelkova follow up

Earlier this year, this post showed how to clean up callus tissue to keep it rolling over the wound. This is an older zelkova, that has been a bonsai for over 30 years. The last 6 years of its styling are documented here.

Here is a quick update on how the callus did over the last 4 months. The lower-left one is nearly closed, and by repeating the process once more, they probably can be closed in the next year or two.

May:

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October:

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Not bad after bring completely defoliated twice this year. Next year, it will be repotted again to continue to work on the nebari, which is developing…just under the surface!

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And, with a bit of fall color in Mid-November:

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And leafless now:

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4 thoughts on “Zelkova follow up

    • Judy, I will probably use the same pot. The size and shape are right for the tree. I commissioned Byron Myrick to make this pot, as a replica of one I really like (in the book Classic Bonsai of Japan). The size and shape are dead-on, but the glaze fired more yellow than jade. I think it will improve with some age and patina, and I really enjoy the shape.

      What type of pot would you use for it?

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