I’m now one year into a project to develop a dwarf Sawara cypress bonsai from nursery material. Last year I reduced the silhouette and repotted. Am doing the same this year.
Dwarf Sawara cypress
I removed between one and two inches of foliage.
Shoot before cutback
Shoot after cutback
And I’ve pretty much decided on a front. To make it easier to appreciate the trunk from the front, a few small branches had to go.
Boon holding branches to be removed
View of trunk after removing branches
I’d like to get the silhouette even smaller to make the trunk look bigger by comparison, but that’s enough cutback and thinning for this year.
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