Wiring hikobae of Choujubai

長寿梅のひこばえに針金掛け終了Choujubai (Chaenomeles japonica)

The choujubai, I did “toriki” last year (but left without care..) has “Hikobae” at good position. So I decided to wire to “Hikobae”.

See below glossary for what is “Hikobae”.

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Layering choujubai (Chaenomeles japonica)
Choujubai (Chaenomeles japonica) - It is growing very well but I don't like the shape... so I decided to try layering. Today's target is... this one! ...

ひこばえThis is it.

When I changed the pot last year, I found a good runner-like root at good position. So I intentionally exposed it above the soil. It worked… 🙂

長寿梅の針金掛け終了Done!! But I’m not quite confident that the shape is good or not…

長寿梅のひこばえに針金掛け終了From other side. I couldn’t shape it sharply like black pine.

ひこばえの根の状態I also removed some soil to check its root. Looks good for “Neagari” shape.

I heared before that Choujubai doesn’t like wiring and may wither and die after wiring. It is why I couldn’t shape it sharply, but I did as much as I could.

Anyway I really wish it will survive.

Choujubai (Chaenomeles japonica)
まめぼん 〜mamebon〜