I’ve always been surprised at how different pots can elicit such different feelings from a given tree. I’ve previously posted several pot options for an Ilex vomitoria and found that a variety of styles and colors can work well for the broadleaved evergreen. A number of the pots I tried this year make a great match style-wise, but the size was off by a little. I’ve included these photos anyway as the shape and/or color got me thinking about similar pots of a different size.
Without further ado, here are the candidates – any favorites?
Pot 1 – glazed rectangle (possibly Tokoname)
Pot 2 – production Gyozan
Pot 3 – new Chinese square
Pot 4 – handmade Gyozan
Pot 5 – Kinka, aka 1st generation Yamaaki
Pot 6 – glazed Yamaaki
Pot 7 – Japanese
Pot 8 – (possibly Tokoname)
Pot 9 – (possibly Tokoname)
I decided on pot 9 this year as it is a good size for the tree. Because the rootbase is both large and round, finding a suitable pot is a challenge. A shallower pot would be nice, but that too is difficult as the rootball is already relatively thin.
I’ll continue to keep my eyes out for more pots around this size so I have better options for the next time I show the tree.
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