An Update on my Air Layers

Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai

Here’s an update on some of the air layers I’ve been working on over the past 12 months.

This Acer Shiraswanum was layered last year in early summer, which caused it to display autumn colour very early.

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It was separated from the rootstock in the Spring of this year an secured into a large plastic pot for stability and further root development

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The new leaves this year are looking good and behaving normally but it hasn’t put on any new extension growth yet. I will probably give it another year in this pot before transferring it to a training pot.

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This hawthorn  was started  a couple of years ago.

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When it was severed from the parent plant, there were not that many roots on the layer and most of these were on one side of the tree

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It was planted into this training pot to allow the roots time to develop…

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