I am stoked about this old boxwood! I have shared it before (HERE and HERE) and have been doing my best to practice the restraint that is often this bonsai enthusiast’s downfall.
This plant was dug from a suburban yard in 2017. At over four feet tall and wide, I had to cut a lot of branches just to haul it home. To make that work I chose to favor the first branch and bend for the future design. Despite the hard cuts, new growth emerged from the upper stump and in other adventitious locations as I gradually worked back the tree over the next couple of years.
It was planted into a large wooden box after a year of recovery in a sandy hole in the ground, and this is the box it has stayed in…
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