As Tony was busy with family, only John came tonight, he did bring a Crab apple that was air layered off a bigger tree, for some advice.
He wanted to know when the best time was to cut it back to promote better back buds.
I said to wait until spring when the tree shows signs of strong growth.
This is a mame size Itoigawa, which was a cutting from a few years ago.You can see the size better in the previous picture.
Starting to take shape now.