Bonsai trees have been admired and treasured for generations. Bonsai trees are known for its classical styling done with the help of selective pruning to transform their natural look into miniature wonders. Bonsai trees are praiseworthy species that look beautiful when given the right style.
In this blog, we'll talk about various bonsai styles which can offer your tree a unique look. We'll also talk to you about how to make each style and which tree is optimal for it. So, if you're looking to spice up your bonsai collection, keep reading!
Popular Bonsai Styles
1. Broom style Bonsai
The broom style works best with deciduous trees that have a lot of fine branching. The trunk is straight and erect, but it does not extend to the tree's top; it branches out in all directions at about 1/3 of the tree's height. During the winter, the branches and leaves create a ball-shaped crown, which is also a spectacular sight.
2. Formal Upright Bonsai Style
For beginners, the formal upright bonsai is the most popular type. The tree is grown with a perfectly straight trunk and symmetrical branches on both sides in this form. The leaves should be uniformly spread along the branches, with a balanced and harmonious overall appearance.
- Informal Upright
The Informal Upright, or Moyogi, bonsai style is similar to the formal upright in which the tree's apex is immediately over the trunk's base. The informal upright bonsai styles, on the other hand, has a bend in the tree's trunk line. The bends might be subtle or prominent, but they all lend to the tree's overall impression of movement. Since most trees do have naturally present curves, it is one of the finest bonsai styles in the beginning. Try from scratch with a Bonsai starter kit to shape it from day 1.
4. Slanting Bonsai
A tree will lean from one way as a result of the prevailing winds through one dominant position or as a result of developing in the shade and attempting to bend towards the sun. The leaning style of a Bonsai should grow at an angle of 60 to 80 degrees close to the base. Along one side, the roots seem to be well developed to sustain the tree upright. The roots on the side of the tree that is leaning are certainly not too well developed. To establish a sense of visual symmetry, the primary branch grows in the reverse direction of the tree. The trunk might even be slightly bowed or totally straight, but the bottom should be thicker than the top.
- Cascade Bonsai Style
The cascade bonsai is intended to look as if it is growing above a hill. The tree is grown with its own branches dangling out over the edge of the container. The branches are meant to be equitably spread all across the trunk and extend down to ground level.
Bonsai is a remarkably complex artwork that takes years to master. Once you've chosen the variety and styling of your bonsai, you'll need to ensure it's flourishing in the right atmosphere. You can develop a gorgeous work of art that can be cherished for years to follow with just a little research, careful planning, and appropriate care.