Chinese Elm – Corky Bark

I grew this from a cutting when I didn’t even know what a cutting was, well that’s my story anyway. It has had quite a journey over that period and it still isn’t that good, but it has sentimental value to me.

Of course it was time for a repot and this year I have planted it into acadama for the first time and I am hoping that it will reward me with better growth and generally improved health.

This how it looks after the repot. I am trying to improve the ramification on the left side. In this photo there appears to be some inverse taper but it is only a photo illusion.

Close up of the roots. I did some additional work after the photo was taken but you can see that the root base is fairly solid and flat, all good signs.

A few more years work required but I hold out hope for it.

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