I noticed a nearby neighbor that I drive by often had removed his fence. These Pyracantha bushes lined the fence and looked a bit out of place without it. I knocked on the door and asked if he planned on keeping them or not and offered to dig them up for free if he were to get rid of them. He told me he'd let me know and I left my phone number.
As you can tell, he decided to get rid of them. I got meself some massive trunked Pyracanthas with plenty of air-layerable branches.
There were a couple of branches that had been ground layered or had grown their own roots that I was able to separate and pot up.
This one turned into...
This windswept one has got me excited. Too bad the branches up top are larger than the lower ones, a bit of correction needed indeed.
Here is the trunk close up from two different angles
This little stick can develop some nebari and become an interesting little shohin or mame.
Here is a close up of one of the trunks. I'll do a follow up with the progression on the potted plants and the trunks of the main trunks.