Styles: Broom - Hokidachi
A very natural style of tree that is often found growing in parklands and in form looks roughly like an upturned broom. The trunk should be straight with fine, twiggy branches. Deciduous trees are most suitable for this style enabling the branch ramification to be appreciated without leaves in the tree's winter state.
Branches should start from a point on the trunk that is about one third of the total height of the tree. They usually emerge from one area, although this is not always the case and variants are possible. A good broom bonsai will take several years to develop the necessary fine branch structure.
Zelkovas, elms and maples are ideal subjects and are shown to their best advantage in shallow, oval or rectangular pots
Formal Upright - Chokkan
Informal Upright - Moyogi
Literati - Bunjingi
Windswept - Fukinagashi
Cascade - Kengai
Twin Trunk - Sokan
Root Over Rock - Sekijoju
Bonsai Root On Rock - Ishitsuki
Bonsai Driftwood - Sharimiki
Bonsai Group Planting - Yose-Ue
Bonsai Broom - Hokidachi