The JBP 'Mikawa' is a favorite among bonsai lovers. It has soft needles and aged looking bark.
The JBP 'Mikawa' is a favorite among bonsai lovers. These pre-bonsai will eventually have the leader branch cut and become shohin bonsai.
In bonsai cultivation, a "leader branch" plays a crucial role in shaping and defining the overall structure of the bonsai tree. The leader branch is essentially the main, dominant, and often vertical branch that forms the apex or top of the tree. It serves several important purposes in the development and design of a bonsai:
Apical Dominance: Meaning it controls the upward growth of the tree. By allowing one branch to dominate as the leader, the bonsai artist can guide the overall shape and height of the tree. This dominance is essential for creating a tree with a balanced and aesthetically pleasing form.
Hierarchy of Branches: This hierarchy is essential for creating a natural and realistic appearance in the miniature tree. The leader is typically the longest and most dominant branch, with other branches gradually decreasing in size as they extend away from the apex.
Guiding Growth: Regular pruning and shaping of the leader help control the tree's size, shape, and direction of growth. This allows the bonsai artist to achieve the desired aesthetic effect and maintain the tree's compact form.
Taper and Trunk Development: The leader branch contributes to the development of taper in the trunk, which is a gradual reduction in diameter as you move from the base to the apex. Taper is a desirable characteristic in bonsai, as it creates a more natural and mature appearance in the miniature tree.
Seed Grown Japanese Black Pine 'Mikawa' Bonsai Tree – a captivating masterpiece that brings the essence of Japan's natural beauty into your home.
Grown from Seeds: Each 'Mikawa' Bonsai Tree is lovingly grown from seeds, ensuring its unique genetic heritage and offering you the joy of nurturing it from the beginning.
Timeless Elegance: Admire the timeless elegance of this bonsai variety, characterized by its striking, dark green needles that create a sense of tranquility and grace.
Hardy & Resilient: The 'Mikawa' Black Pine is renowned for its resilience and ability to thrive in various conditions, making it an ideal choice for both beginners and seasoned bonsai enthusiasts.
Majestic Presence: With its subtly contorted branches and dense foliage, the 'Mikawa' exudes a majestic and mature presence, reminiscent of the ancient bonsai forests of Japan.
About the Tree:
Height: 19" from soil
Pot: 6" Grow Pot
Pictures taken December 8, 2023
Ships From our Massachusetts Nursery
The Tree you see is the tree you will receive.
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