Pine from seed. At years old wire the trunk. Reexamine design after 4 or 5 growing seasons. Trim lower branching during the summer of the year. Trunk should reach good size for a medium tree in 10 years.
Kaede Ishitsuki (maple planted on a rock) in a kokyo (antique mirror)-shaped vessel made in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture. Age: about 90 yrs, Height: 57 cm. -- [ I thought this one only existed in my imagination.