Crab apple, Malus species

£120.00

The Crab apples, part of the Malus genus of small trees, are amongst the most beautiful of the flowering trees with which to create bonsai.

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The Crab apples, part of the Malus genus of small trees, are amongst the most beautiful of the flowering trees with which to create bonsai.

As bonsai they are often grown especially for the flowers which can be followed by attractive small red fruits, often in abundance. A fully branched bonsai can be quite spectacular at that time. They tend to be very easy to grow whilst not being the easiest subject on which to build branch structure. However, even a basic, simply branched tree can be a lovely addition to a bonsai collection.

This is a fairly young bonsai but one that is really starting to take shape with plenty of branching to make the best of future flowering. The tree has a height of 50cm. and a branch spread of 60cm. The modest flowering this year may precede a prolific one next season. The soil surface roots measure 9cm. across and above this the trunk diam. is 4cm. The Chinese ceramic pot measures 25x20x9cm.