Japanese White Pine 'Aoi'
The grafts are fully healed, and I have begun reducing the parent stock. The parent stock can be further back cut next year (leave a stub for die back!) as the 'Aoi' scion gradually takes over.
Cultivars such as 'Aoi', 'Kokonoe', 'Miyajima', and 'Zuisho' are grafted onto Eastern White Pine (Pinus Strobus). These grafts are made as low as possible, and will eventually fade into the nebari of the tree as it matures.