Strange but Interesting Potentilla

Usually when you collect a tree, you have a rough idea of the final image you wish to achieve. Other times, you just see something interesting and decide to “collect first, ask questions later”. This Potentilla fruticosa was one of the latter.

It was collected last spring and hasn’t been touched except for a couple rounds of indiscriminate hacking of long branches.

Shaggy potentilla bark hides much of the details.

After removing the bark, the embracing fused trunks with interesting movement become more clear.

Another view. This little tree has some decent natural shari on both trunks as well.

This one is going to take some more thought. I have some ideas, but nothing solid yet. For now, I will continue to let it grow, hacking it back every couple of weeks.

4 Responses

  1. “…except for a couple rounds of indiscriminate hacking of long branches.”

    LOL, now I know potentilla will backbud! Thanks Aaron!

    May 17, 2012 at 11:42 pm

  2. Hi Mr. Trees!!!! LOVING the photos!

    May 18, 2012 at 10:59 am

    • Ahh you figured me out đŸ™‚ But who else could it be lol!

      I can’t believe the creations you are knitting. Incredible talent!

      May 18, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      • Hhahahaa thanks dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and yes, not many ppl i know enjoy bonsai!!

        May 19, 2012 at 1:12 am

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