My daughter and her finance just sent me a great birthday present! I got a Dwarf Black Olive (Atchison Bucida Spinosa)
They got it as an eBay auction from Hirt's Gardens in Ohio. It came packaged very nicely and looks very healthy.
Lots of unresticted growth!!
This is a shot looking down....
OK Here's where I'd like some opinions. I'm sure I could do some wiring and pruning and end up with a very nice informal upright. The tree has plenty of opportunities for that!
However, when I took it out of the original pot and got rid of the original dirt I got a good look at the root system. What I saw made me start thinking of other possibilities.
Notice how the trunk takes a right angle...
Now imagine placing that portion of the trunk in a vertical (rather than horizontal) position and the tree becomes a candidate for a cascade style.
OK Put your thinking caps on and imagine the outcome. Tell me what you think. (ynot...get to work on photoshop!!)
Looking forward to your input.