May I present: The Juniper. Which is the fourth bonsai I have added to this fun personal top 5 list of favourite bonsai. I could easily have made a top ten list, but we keep it at five.
Juniperus Shimpaku named “Kato”. Bought as prebonsai at the famous Mansei-en bonsai nursery in Omiya, Japan.
Junipers are without doubt one of the most popular specimens all over the bonsai world. Its qualities as a dramatic, powerful and elegant tree is without competition. The fresh green foliage arranged in dense foliage pads contrasting twisting deadwood and a elegant live veins curving is well known to many bonsai enthusiasts.
Angyo, Kawagachi in Japan. Rows of Shimpaku Junipers ready to be sold.
As Shohin it is excellent, getting it to thrive even as a small mame bonsai. A bit difficult to find good material around for decent money in the large scale, but if…
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