Really decent nursery tree, actually. You could hardly see the black pot when I first bought it, what you see now is what I left on the tree, with about 6 months of fall, winter, and spring growth plumped back on.
Now time for some fun styling!
(Yes, better photo settings are in mind next time; white sheets, better lighting - this was all I could quickly put underneath the tree to allow it to stretch while I wired!) This took a few hours of non-stop clipping, pinching, and wiring.
The top, now has direction and a few options. the far back branch will eventually be reduced, letting it grow wild a bit to thicken the main branch out some.
Most, of the cascading branch.
The bottom portion of the cascading branch.
This was a fun and truly rewarding learning experience. My 2nd cascade tree; time to let it grow back, begin pinching and begin ramification of the pads. Continue to work the top, and thicken some of the top lower branches.