This is the third and second to smallest Crape Myrtle of mine I had growing out in one of my wood grow-out boxes. It was growing in 100% Turface and the roots became very nice and dense, perfect for transplanting into a bonsai pot.
Flathead Borer (Buprestidae) damage can be seen on the front from last year. All of the bark died in that section and the borers seemed to eat the cambium from under the bark. I will probably carve this out and make it hollow.
Some Van Aken clay, my cut paste, on the lower left side or the back of the bonsai where a large branch was allowed to grow to pull the trunk shape out a little there.