Cloud Pruning

This Viburnum Tinus was pruned into a cloud form many years ago after it suffered damage under a heavy snowfall. At the time I was reading a book on Niwaki, Japanese garden trees, and decided to have some fun with it. Every year I’ve continued to refine it’s cloud form. Here are it’s stages throughout the year: Springtime bloom, new growth that blurs the form and a summer shearing to keep the form tight.