I bought this material (£242 on eBay) off a guy who bought it off John Albright on 3rd May 2014 about 20 years ago. I don’t know how long ago the top died. Lovely pink colour on spring:
I air-layered the left branch and put the left air-layered branch closest to the fence to protect it from direct sun.
On the 21st June 2014 it had the below roots on the 6th August 2014 thats 7 WEEKS ONLY!!
So I bought this from a guy who had it in his possession for over 25 years for £569 off ebay. In that time he unfortunately neglected the branches and didn’t bother repotting it for years! the top needs to be cut back and tree needs repotting badly.
Cut back will be done in Autumn after leaf drop and repotting in spring once buds start to swell.
Pictures 3rd May 2014
On the 2nd August 2014 I decided to air layer the branches that where going to be cut off in the autumn anyway so fingers crossed they will take.
Late in the season so may leave them on till spring.