How to begin working with a Crape Myrtle in a pot

pondgazer(z6 WV)June 14, 2014

I have a Pocomoke dwarf Crape Myrtle in a 2 gallon container that is about 17" tall X 45" around and I would like to downsize it for a training pot. I am brand new to Bonsai and do not know what to do to this plant at all. Will someone please help me out and let me know what I should do next with this plant? The plant is root bound and I need to do something as soon as possible.
Thanks,
Tam

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bwaynef(z7 SC)

Were this tree mine, I'd up-pot it to a larger-than-necessary pot and leave it alone until spring at which time I'd properly repot it. I also have the experience of digging a landscape Crape Myrtle about this time of year, the week before 100ðF+ temps, and it survived the procedure (with GORGEOUS gold and red foliage come fall). Still, I wouldn't recommend it, but its a testament to how resilient these can be if they're growing strongly.

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