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gardeniaviv I missed your question. Sorry I don't have any info on the grafting. Shirley , thanks yes it's done to well. I did some major trimming on it this fall. I tried to root the pieces but didn't have any luck I will try again the in spring.
I have two of these "trees" in my yard. There is not a separate tree form versus the bush form. You simply train your bush into a tree form. Very easy. Pick out a central leader and cut, cut, cut. Below is a pic of one of my "trees." It's hit or miss on the rooting. I have found it works just as well to put the new growth in potting soil and keep VERY WET. The cutting will lose the old leaves and put out new ones shortly after. I cut both my trees hard, at any time of the season, about every two weeks as the plant is a very fast grower.
I am so inspired by your garden! I can hardly believe you planted everything in the wrong place and just moved it around. If you did, you are a magician!
I am always looking for new plant material to incorporate into my designs. People love varigated leaf texture. Fast growing is a bonus and can satisfy that need immediate gratification in all of us. I'm going to spec out this plant and try training it as a tree, to look just like yours!
Thanks for posting this photo