As almost every mahaleb we collected, this tree was almost bare root and without a single branchlet in the time we got it off the ground - but this is usually no problem for this species, it started to grow vigorously right after first buds had appeared in the trunk and it hasn´t ceased to do so till today :-).
Following photos came back to summer 2012 when the initial styling took place - first shot illustrates the tree prior to any pruning, the second one shows my dad making last "master touches" when it is almost done.
And here it is how the tree came out after the session, front and back side.
In spring 2013 we moved the tree into the current bonsai pot and we was lucky enough to witness its first blooming...
Last series of photos show the tree from different angles as of today.
Height: aprox. 80 cm
Pot: Made in China