I’ve had this tree for two seasons now and it really has never been that happy. I hope that it continues to grow vigor over the next few years because I think it can be a good tree. There is some damage at the bottom of the trunk and the plan is to layer it above the damage. I may try to get to that next spring.
Leafing out after purchase two springs ago:
That summer it really started to sulk. It dropped quite a few branches and now the work begins to rebuild the tree.
Hopefully it will gain health next year because quite a bit of work is needed to make the image nice. Layering, chopping and growing all need to happen.