The fun mix of trees on display at Yamato Bonsai Kai’s recent exhibit included a winterberry with plenty of fruit. Depending on the weather, winterberry can be shown with fruit as late as February.
One of my favorite trees on display was a ginkgo with a touch of fall color. Ginkgo is a fun variety with which I have yet to work very much. I’m looking forward to starting a gingko project when I can find the right specimen.
Corkbark black pine
Cedar of Lebanon
My favorite part of fall shows is easily the color that fruiting bonsai add. Pyracantha, crabapple, pomegranate and apple are a great way to add color to an exhibit. I’m hoping that more fall shows will become popular so I can see more fruiting trees in exhibits.
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Thanks for your lovely blog. I am trying one too. I bought a ginkgo in Japan, but it seems that most of the ones I see are multistem. Mine is more like S informal upright. I wonder how should I style it? Informal upright or this tree is not suitable for that?
I was given 3-4 ginko a few months ago and am planing a group to be assembled in the spring.
I haven’t seen many ginkgo grown as informal upright bonsai – single and sometimes multi trunk specimen are more common.
I need to show you a picture…It is snake like shaped trunk and it even has branches in the right places for informal upright. Thick trunk…Just a matter of directing the branches in the right direction…Is it physically impossible to do it, or it will not look good?
Jonas Dupuich says
It’s certainly possible to create informal upright ginkgo bonsai. My guess is that the aesthetic stems from how the trees grow in nature.
John Demaegd says
I got three Ginkos as whips and planted them in the ground to grow. Now all thats left is everything else!