Common ivy

£95.00

The Common ivy, Hedera helix, is not an obvious choice of species for a bonsai subject and indeed they are not often seen as such.

Description

The Common ivy, Hedera helix, is not an obvious choice of species for a bonsai subject and indeed they are not often seen as such.

They are, of course, commonly seen in gardens as a climbing plant but they are perennial, evergreen, and they develop a woody trunk, making it possible to create bonsai from them. The smaller class of bonsai is obviously going to be result in most cases but the Hedera genus are generally very easy to grow and are tolerant of a wide range of conditions.

This bonsai that we have for sale is shohin in size at 23cm. high and the branching spreads to 28cm. in width. The sinuous tree-like trunk is 1.5cm. across at the base. It is planted in a hand-made glazed ceramic round pot that is 16x6cm.  This unusual bonsai would complement a shohin composition in many ways.