Bonsai Trees

Styles: Root On Rock - Ishitsuki

This can be one or several trees planted directly on a rock, which then acts as the pot. In order for this procedure to be carried out the rock must contain a crevice or pocket large enough to retain the soil and roots of the bonsai.

The trees can be grown on the top or side of the rock depending on where the rock has the best planting positions. The arrangement is best displayed in shallow pots with no drainage holes (suibans), filled with water.

By using interesting rocks, it is possible to achieve a realistic scene of trees growing naturally on the top or sides of a sheer cliff or mountain.

Rock planting style bonsai

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

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