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Pinch and grow

 Pinch and grow - (Procedure)

  
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PINCH AND GROW -

This is the technique (generally attributed to the Chinese) used to style trees which are too brittle, spiky, thorny or fleshy to style easily using wire. Examples include quince, pyracantha or jade. It requires the tree to be SHAPEd by PRUNING and pinching only.

Known to Japanese BONSAI>BONSAIST>BONSAISTs as Hasami ZUKURI.




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